Thomas Hitzlsperger, former Villan, joins West Ham

Thomas Hitzlsperger is now a Hammer. Photo courtesy of Sky Sports.


Thomas Hitzlsperger will be wearing claret and blue again, but it will be as a Hammer, not a Villan. Hitzlsperger played for Aston Villa from 2001-2005 and was a much-loved member of the club. "Der Hammer" had said that he'd like to come back to Villa, but I guess he couldn't resist the lure of being a hammer for the Hammers.

Hitz went to Stuttgart on a free transfer in 2005, and helped the club win the Bundesliga in 2006/2007. He captained Stuttgart for a couple years before moving to Lazio for a short spell in January 2010. Now Avrim Grant has made him his first signing at West Ham. He'll be a quality addition for the Hammers and it will be fun to see him playing in the Premier League once again.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join 7500 To Holte

You must be a member of 7500 To Holte to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at 7500 To Holte. You should read them.

Join 7500 To Holte

You must be a member of 7500 To Holte to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at 7500 To Holte. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker