West Ham have completed the signing of former Aston Villa striker John Carew on a free transfer.
Skysports.com reported earlier on Saturday that the Norway international, a free agent this summer, was undergoing a medical with the Hammers.
Everything has now been finalised to allow Carew to become Sam Allardyce's fifth new recruit of the transfer window.
The Hammers have undergone a summer of rebuilding as they bid to earn an immediate return to the top flight and Carew is looking forward to playing his part.
"I am so pleased to be here," the 31-year-old, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Stoke, told the club's official website.
"I am very happy to sign for such a big club. I am looking forward to being part of a good team here that will bring this great club back up to the Premier League again."
Carew did not sign in time to play in Sunday's Championship opener against Cardiff.