Manchester United have just announced that they are loaning young French striker David Bellion to London’s West Ham United for a year.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: “David Bellion is only 22 and needs match experience. This year-long loan to West Ham, where he will be playing Premiership football, will be beneficial to him. I am sure he will come back a better player for Manchester United.”
Bellion has had a difficult time at Old Trafford and struggled to break through into the first team. He also suffered a broken leg whilst playing for United’s reserve team in May.
West Ham are delighted to be able to take Bellion on loan and Hammers manager Alan Pardew commented: “David will reinvigorate the right hand side of our attack and give me a whole new set of options. He is the sort of player that can break a deadlock with his pace as he is without question one of the quickest players in the Premiership. David Bellion was wanted by a number of Premier League clubs and I feel it is a great compliment to this club and its supporters that he wanted to come to West Ham. He has been troubled with injuries in the last two seasons but we are now satisfied those are cleared up and outside Manchester United, we have the best back room staff in the game so I am certain we can give him all the support he needs.”
The first task is for Bellion to regain full fitness, with West Ham certain they will aid a speedy return to action for their new loan signing.