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.