Date: 10th July 2017 at 3:47pm
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On this day 10 years ago, joined West Ham in a deal worth £7.5 million to make him the club’s record signing.

The Welshman joined the Hammers as an already well traveled forward having spent time with Norwich , Coventry City, Newcastle United, Celtic, Rovers and most recently Liverpool, with whom he spent one season.

In two injury hit two seasons with he club, Bellamy averaged just over a goal every three games, scoring 9 times in only 26 appearances in Claret and Blue. Such were his performances for Gionfranco Zola’s side, Bellamy was subject to a £14 million bid from , which the club accepted and saw the striker leave after a frustrating two years.

The fiery forward went on to play for a number of other clubs, and finished his career with home town club Cardiff before his retirement in 2014. Bellamy scored a total of 189 career goals, 19 of them coming for Wales.