Hammers complete Jacobsen capture
The move was sealed late on transfer deadline day, but checks were
being made to ensure the relevant paperwork was submitted before
the 6pm deadline. The green light from the Premier League has now
been received, meaning the 30-year-old moves to Upton Park on a
free transfer. Jacobsen has earned 35 caps for his country and
played 16 times for Blackburn after joining them on a free transfer
from Everton last summer. Hammers boss Avram Grant, whose side have
shipped nine goals in their opening three Barclays Premier League
games, had made recruiting a new right-back a priority. Jacobsen
began his career at Danish side Odense and and played for Hamburg,
FC Copenhagen and Nurnberg before joining Everton two years ago.
His appearances for the Toffees were limited by a shoulder injury
and he was allowed to leave after one season. Jacobsen played in
all three of Denmark’s matches at this summer’s World Cup, where
they failed to progress from their group.