Hammers sign Mali forward Maiga18/07/2012 - 16:49:18
West Ham have completed the signing of Modibo Maiga from Sochaux on a long-term deal.
The 24-year-old Mali international has been regularly linked with a move to English football and has today joined the Barclays Premier League new boys.
Maiga, who can play as a centre forward or on the wing, joins the Hammers for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal, with an option for a further two years.
“I am really happy and excited about joining West Ham United,'' he told the club's official website, www.whufc.com.
“I know West Ham are a big club in England and I’m really looking forward to representing them.
“They have huge tradition and it is like joining part of a family and that is one of the main reasons I wanted to come here.
“I know some of the big names that have played for the club in the past and I am proud to be part of a new team back in the Premier League.”
Maiga becomes West Ham’s fifth signing since winning the npower Championship play-offs, following deals for Mohamed Diame, George McCartney, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Stephen Henderson.
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