West Ham sign Swiss midfielder Edimilson Fernandes from FC Sion
By Michael Kelleher
Last Updated: 26/08/16 9:07am
West Ham have announced the signing of Swiss midfielder Edimilson Fernandes on a four-year contract from FC Sion for an undisclosed fee.
The 20-year-old was introduced on the pitch of the London Stadium prior to Thursday evening's Europa League qualifier against Romanians Astra Giurgiu.
Fernandes, the cousin of former Manchester City and Leicester midfielder Gelson Fernandes, becomes manager Slaven Bilic's ninth signing of the summer.
"I am really happy to be here at West Ham United," Fernandes told the club's official website. "It is a new challenge for me and now it is down to me to work hard to become a top player.
"I am a player capable of getting the game going and adding excitement to the action on the pitch. I spoke to the manager [Slaven Bilic] and the conversation was very positive and I appreciate this opportunity.
"I had never been to this stadium before, but it is a really magnificent stadium and I will be working to my best to get to the top. It is a large stadium, I have also played at Anfield here in England, but this stadium is really impressive."