West Ham are concluding the final details of Matt Jarvis’ move from Wolves, The Daily Mail report.
The England international winger has been scouted by a number of Premier League sides after the Molineux outfit’s relegation, with the Hammers agreeing a reported fee of £10.75million including add-ons and personal terms with the player.
Sam Allardyce is excited about the club’s new record signing and intends to use Jarvis straight away once a deal is concluded.
“From my point of view it is a big piece of business. I think a quality young man who has got a lot of qualities that will add to the team we have already got,” Allardyce stated.
“When you are trying to create in the Premier League and score goals, he is one of those players who can certainly give defences a really hard time and that is what we are hoping he can do for us.
“This is not a player that is coming in from abroad or coming from a foreign club.
“He had a full pre-season at Wolves, he played on Tuesday night for Wolves and I watched him play against Leeds sat in my office waiting for our first game last week, and was obviously thoroughly impressed with him again.
“He has been a huge success at Wolverhampton Wanderers since his move from Gillingham and we hope he will be as big a success for us as he was for them.
“He is fit, he is eager and he is ready to go.
“This is a player of dribbling skills, pace, trickery, a player that not only provides chances but also relieves pressure on your defence.
“When he takes the ball he will keep hold of it and can take it from one end of the field to the other on his own and then produce a cross.
“His stats are extremely good and he delivers in the business end of the field,” Allardyce concluded.
By Gareth McKnight