OFFICIAL: West Ham sign Masuaku

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West Ham have signed Arthur Masuaku from Olympiacos for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal.

The Hammers have been in the market for a new left-back with Aaron Cresswell ruled out for four months with a knee injury.

They are reported to have held an interest in Inter’s Davide Santon, but concerns over his fitness saw them switch their interest to Frenchman Masuaku.

“It’s a big honour for me to be part of this club,”┬ásaid Masuaku. “I was speaking with my agent about some opportunities, but when he told me about West Ham and also the coach, I didn’t think twice, so in my mind, it was West Ham.

“For me, the Premier League is the biggest league in the world. When I was 18, my target was to come here, so now I am here, I have to prove myself to the fans and to the team so that I can play for this big club.”

The Lille-born defender started at Valenciennes before moving to Greece in 2014, winning back-to-back titles with Olympiacos.

And he is also excited at the prospect of playing with countryman Dimitri Payet at the Olympic Stadium.

He added: “To be able to play with players like Dimitri Payet, it’s going to be crazy! I can’t wait to play with him and also all the rest of the team.”

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