Diamanti departs West Ham for Italian outfit Brescia

West Ham have confirmed the sale of striker Alessandro Diamanti to Italian side Brescia.

The Serie A new boys have paid 1.8million for the 27-year-old, who joined the Hammers a year ago from Livorno.

Another £245,000 will be payable if Brescia secure their top-flight status for another year.

Diamanti scored eight goals in 29 appearances last season, with four coming from the penalty spot.

He made a brief appearance from the bench in the first match of the season against Aston Villa but was keen to move back to his homeland.

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