Czech midfielder Kovac joins West Ham

Spartak Moscow have loaned defensive midfielder Radoslav Kovac to West Ham United for six months, the Russian Premier League club said.

"I've spent four great years at Spartak but now it's time for a change," the 29-year-old Czech Republic international told Spartak's website.

"I have the phone numbers of my former Spartak team-mates (Manchester United defender) Nemanja Vidic and (Tottenham Hotspur striker) Roman Pavlyuchenko so I can get in touch with them in England."

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