West Ham tempt giant defender Demel from Hamburg

Guy Demel signs from Hamburg
Demel has been in the Bundesliga for 10 years

West Ham have signed Ivory Coast's Guy Demel from German side Hamburg.

Demel, a French citizen, has been in the Bundesliga for 10 years - spending four seasons with Borussia Dortmund before moving to Hamburg in 2005.

The powerful right-sided international, who can play either in defence or midfield, has joined on a two-year contract with the option of a further year.

The 30-year-old becomes Hammers boss Sam Allardyce's 12th summer signing.

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