New Manchester City signing Craig Bellamy is full of praise for West Ham and former manager Gianfranco Zola.

He said: "They were probably the best terms that I have left a club on. This was a great opportunity for me, West Ham got a very good deal and I still speak to Gianfranco Zola.

"We get on very well, he wanted to keep pushing and improving me, and I have so much respect for him."