West Ham confirm signing of FC Dallas defender John to boost promotion charge

By Sportsmail Reporter

West Ham have completed the signing of FC Dallas defender George John on a two-month loan with a view to a permanent deal.

The Hammers announced the deal for the 24-year-old on Friday.

The Greek-American told the club's website: 'I am happy to be here, excited by the opportunity and enthusiastic about playing under the manager and getting better.

Done deal: John (right) has become West Ham's first signing of 2012

Done deal: John (right) has become West Ham's first signing of 2012

'I feel good and hopefully I can get into some training and get up to the pace.'

John said is hoping to help West Ham win promotion back to the top flight..
He added: 'I know West Ham is traditionally a very strong club, one of the strongest clubs in England.

'I am looking forward to playing with the team and hopefully helping them in their promotion aims. They are in a good position in the Championship.'

West Ham have struggled with defensive injury problems all season and the signing of John will add some much needed cover to the area.


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