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West Ham secure Sofiane Feghouli transfer from Valencia

West Ham United unveil new signing Sofiane Feghouli at QEOP on June 14, 2016 in London, England
Image: West Ham United unveil new signing Sofiane Feghouli at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Tuesday

West Ham have completed the transfer of Valencia winger Sofiane Feghouli on a free transfer.

The Algeria international, 26, has signed a three-year contract with the Londoners and will officially join on July 1.

Feghouli was a free agent after seeing out his contract at Valencia and leaves after six years at the La Liga club.

"I am very happy to sign for the Hammers and for Slaven Bilic," Feghouli told the club's official website. "The history of the club is important for me in my decision.

Sofiane Feghouli
Image: Feghouli has joined West Ham after six years at Valencia

"Playing in the Premier League is very important for players in their careers and I am happy to play for the Hammers."

West Ham have already been busy in the transfer market, having agreed to sign Norway international Havard Nordtveit from Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Image: Feghouli is Slaven Bilic's second signing of the summer

Feghouli, who represented France at U18 and U21 level before switching his allegiances to Algeria, joined Valencia from French side Grenoble in 2010 and scored 42 times in 243 appearances during his six season stay at the Mestalla.

His arrival at West Ham will be another boost to manager Slaven Bilic, who is looking to shape his squad ahead of the club's first season at the 60,000-seater Olympic Stadium.

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