Tuesday, January 23, 2007

West Ham United win Blanco race

The Hammers have staved off competition from a number of Premiership rivals for Sevilla striker, who will spend the rest of the season on loan at Upton Park with the view to a permanent deal. "Sevilla centre forward Kepa will play on loan for the remainder of the season for the English team West Ham," read a statement on Sevilla's website. "The agreement between the Nervion outfit (Sevilla) and the Londoners, which was closed early this afternoon (Monday), includes an option to buy which the Premier League team must exercise before June 30, the date that Kepa's loan ends." Story by Paul Meadows for FansFC Comments? Mail fansfceditor@googlemail.com .

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