- Apr 3, 2006
[b said:Quote[/b] ]West Ham have pulled off a major coup by signing Argentina World Cup stars Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano.
Striker Tevez, 22, and midfielder Mascherano, 22, join the Hammers from Brazilian side Corinthians on permanent deals for undisclosed fees.
The pair have been linked with moves to Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
But the Hammers are thought to have struck a deal with Media Sports Investments, who own the rights to the two players.
MSI were linked with a takeover of West Ham last season but eventually pulled out.
The club said: "West Ham United are delighted to announce the double signing of Argentinian World Cup stars Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano from Brazilian club Corinthians.
Not a fan of West Ham but big round of applause to whoever managed to secure that one!!!