Bywater to Join Rams
Derby County have signed West Ham goalkeeper Stephen Bywater on an initial emergency loan deal. The transfer for the 25-year-old will be made permanent on 27 August when he will sign a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. There have been rumours about this transfer with Lee Camp moving in the opposite direction but none of the reports on Bywater's transfer today mention this.
This leaves West Ham with only Walker as cover for the injury prone Carroll and means that the West Ham squad has seen more departures than new arrivals this close season. Let's hope that Pardew is ab;e to bring in the two more players he wants.