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Fulham have concluded a double deal to sign West Ham pair Bobby Zamora and John Pantsil for £6.8m.

Zamora, who scored 39 goals in all competitions last season for the Hammers, leaves Upton Park after four and a half years. Hodgson hailed the acquisition of the 27 year-old as significant since he was seeking striking reinforcement following Brian McBride’s decision to leave Craven Cottage and return to America. Bobby is a talented striker who not only has a desire to score goals but always looks to involve the rest of the team with his intelligent play,” said Hodgson. “His quality has allowed us to strengthen our attacking options.”

Ghanaian defender Pantsil has opted to join Fulham after two frustrating years at West Ham. He made just nine starts across two seasons having played in all of Ghana’s games at the 2006 World Cup.