Dyer completes West Ham move

The Hammers boss Alan Curbishley said: “We did the medical and everything else 10 days ago, and it’s not too late for Saturday.

“He played yesterday and Monday for Newcastle reserves. He has been training and playing games – and we will see how he is.

“Newcastle changed [the price] at the last minute – he was just walking in the door, so that was disappointing.

“But common sense has prevailed, and Kieron is looking forward to joining us.

“We are delighted to get the player in. If you look at his history over the last couple of years he missed a lot of games with his hamstring – but once he got it sorted, he played 33 games and scored eight goals.

“He also played for England against Spain, Brazil and Andorra – so he is a current England international, and we are delighted to have him on board.”