West Ham secure Sofiane Feghouli transfer from Valencia
By Nick Lustig
Last Updated: 14/06/16 5:42pm
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.
"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.
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.
On Monday, Bilic confirmed to Turkish television he was interested in signing Besiktas duo Atiba Hutchinson and Gokhan Tore, while David Sullivan confirmed to Sky Sports News HQ in May that he was confident of acquiring a "top striker" this summer.