London, England – West Ham signed winger Matt Jarvis from relegated Wolverhampton on Friday on a five-year contract with an option for a sixth season.
Jarvis, 26, scored 15 goals in 108 Premier League fixtures at Wolverhampton, which was relegated after last season. His transfer fee was not disclosed.
"It is a big piece of business for a terrific young man who will add a lot of quality to our team," West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said. "From an attacking sense he is one of the best final-third crossers in the Premier League and his stats were very good at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
"He delivers in the business end of the field and creates a lot of chances and is a player that can give opposition defenses an awful lot of trouble. We are hoping he will produce that for us."
Jarvis started his career with Gillingham in the lower divisions in England. He joined Wolverhampton in 2007, and has been capped once for England on the international level.
"It's a great club and it's got great history and tradition," Jarvis said. "Hopefully I will add a bit of pace, crossing and deliveries that will provide some assists.
"It'll be straight in and hit the ground running. I hope to train with the team today and then travel up to Swansea."