West Ham have completed the signing of Pedro Obiang from Sampdoria.
The midfielder, as Goal confirmed on Tuesday, becomes Slaven Bilic’s first signing at Upton Park and the fee is understood to be upwards of £5 million (€6.9m).
Obiang made 36 appearances in all competitions for Sampdoria last season, scoring three goals, and has signed a four-year deal at Upton Park.
“I’m very happy to have signed. We have been talking about this for a long time and now I’ve finally got the chance to come here,” Obiang told the club’s official website.
“I went on holiday after the season had finished and I was looking forward to receiving that call to tell me where and when to sign for this club!
“I’m very excited to play in the Premier League. It’s a style of football that will help me to progress as a player and as a person, so it will be very good.”
West Ham also confirmed that the club intends to add further recruits to the squad before the start of the season.
“With the arrival of Slaven Bilic as the new manager this week, the club are still hopeful they will be able to make several more signings before the new season gets underway,” read a statement.