Kieron Dyer says his former Newcastle teammate Nobby Solano will be a "wonderful acquisition" for West Ham United.

Dyer, recovering from a double leg fracture, told "It was funny because he was having his medical in the same hospital as me at about 11pm on Friday night so he obviously popped in to see me and tell me he was my team mate again which brought a huge smile to my face.

"I had a great relationship with him on and off the pitch at Newcastle. He's going to be a wonderful acquisition for the team and I know the fans will adore him so it is a great signing for West Ham."