West Ham have confirmed the signing of Valencia midfielder Sofiane Feghouli on a three-year deal.
Last week the Hammers were reported to be close to singing the wideman on a free transfer despite links with Liverpool and also after Jack Sullivan, the son of West Ham Chairman David Sullivan, hinted that the Hammers were in the market for a winger.
West Ham have made the signing after beating off interest from several clubs including Sevilla, Liverpool, Fenerbache and an unnamed Chinese club.
The east London club have now got their man after the club announced the coup on their official Twitter account.
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The 26-year-old has spent the last six years at Spanish side Valencia and becomes the Hammers’ second signing of the summer after Havard Nordtveit joined in May.
Feghouli has now signed a three-year contract and will join the club, who are moving to the Olympic Stadium for the start of the 2016/17 season, on July 1.
Speaking to the club’s official website he said: “I am very happy to sign for the Hammers and for Slaven Bilic.
“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 Algerian winger signed for Valencia back in 2010 and went on to make 144 appearances for the club along with scoring 20 goals.