Algerian international Sofiane Feghouli has completed the move to Barclays Premier League side West Ham United on a three year deal, the player and club have confirmed.
The winger was a free agent upon the expiry of his contract at Valencia at the end of the 2015/16 season and had interest across Europe and even a more lucrative one in China but he opted for the London side.
Sevilla, Villarreal, Inter Milan and Fenerbahce were all in the winger’s pursuit but the prospect of playing under Slaven Bilic was too hard to resist and speaking after his confirmation, he said playing in the premier league presented a great turn for his career.
‘I am very happy to sign for the Hammers and for Slaven Bilic,’ Feghouli said. ‘The history of the club is important for me in my decision.
‘Playing in the Premier League is very important for players in their careers and I am happy to play for the Hammers.’
The club is also said to be in the chase for Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon with a £32million deal on the table for the France international forward aftter sealing the move for former Arsenal man Havard Nordtveit from Borussia Monchengladbach.