Liverpool Football Club has today confirmed that Stewart Downing has left to join West Ham United on a four year contract after completing his medical and signing the deal.
The 29 year old former England international signed from Aston Villa for £20m in the Summer of 2011 and leaves for a fraction of that figure with a £6m fee being reported as the price tag for his services.
Downing played in ninety-one games for the club and scored seven goals during that time. He famously failed to contribute a single goal or assist in his first Premiership season with the club.
The highlight of his time at Anfield is the League Cup final of 2012 where Downing was named man of the match and scored a penalty in the shootout, helping the club to lift the trophy.
He will link up with former team-mates Andy Carroll and Joe Cole, who have both also signed for West Ham this year.