West Ham have moved quickly to fill the gap left by Andy Carroll's season-ending knee injury by signing Nene until the end of the campaign.
The former Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco striker was a free agent after his contract with Al-Gharafa expired in January, and manager Sam Allardyce has acted quickly to sign the 33-year-old.
Nene, who scored 36 goals in 79 league appearances for PSG, could go straight into West Ham's squad for their Premier League clash with Tottenham on Sunday.
Carroll was ruled out for the season last week after suffering his latest injury setback in West Ham's goalless draw with Southampton on February 11.
If Nene can replicate any kind of the form he showed for PSG we're in luck. Let's hope he's given a chance to prove himself. #WelcomeNene— Iron Views (@ironviews) February 18, 2015
With Carlton Cole, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho all fit, West Ham now have a four-man strikeforce to finish a promising campaign on a high.