West Ham to sign ex-Fulham striker Petric

London, Sep 10 (IANS) English Premier League side West Ham are close to completing the signing of former Fulham striker Mladen Petric on a free transfer.

The 32-year-old Croatian has been without a club since leaving the Cottagers in the summer after his one-year contract expired, the BBC reported Tuesday.

Petric scored five goals in 23 appearances for Fulham.

He started his senior career in Switzerland with FC Baden before joining Grasshopper in 1999, making 114 appearances for the Zurich-based club.

Petric also had a spell at Basel before moving to Borussia Dortmund and then Hamburg, for whom he scored 38 goals in 98 appearances.

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