Wolves wrap up Nouble deal

  • Last Updated: July 10 2012, 22:01 BST

Wolves have snapped up former West Ham United forward Frank Nouble on a free transfer and handed him a two-year contract.

Nouble: Has penned a two-year contract

The 20-year-old striker dropped into the free agent pool this summer after seeing his contract at Upton Park expire.

He has passed a medical at Molineux and agreed personal terms.

Having spent much of the last two years out on loan, he will be looking forward to pushing for a regular role at Wolves.

New Wolves boss Stale Solbakken is delighted to have brought the youngster on board, with the club readying themselves for a promotion push in the Championship.

"Frank is a player that our scouts have been watching," he told the club's official website.

"We think he has qualities that we can develop, and with his physical strength and power I feel that he can help us.

"He should be a useful acquisition to the squad and it is a good opportunity for him to come to a stable club and work hard.

"I think there is a win-win situation for both the club and the player. He is a young guy and he can add to his potential every week."

Nouble is a product of the academy system at Chelsea, but snubbed the offer of professional terms at Stamford Bridge to pen a five-year contract with West Ham in 2009.

He struggled to make an impact with the Hammers, though, and was allowed to take in loan spells at West Bromwich Albion, Swindon Town, Swansea City, Barnsley, Charlton Athletic and Gillingham.