West Ham United has signed left back Arthur Masuaku on a four-year deal from Greek side Olympiacos for a £6.2 million transfer fee.
The 22-year-old Frenchman made 74 appearances for Olympiacos in all competitions and picked up back-to-back league trophies after joining the team from French side Valenciennes in 2014.
“It’s a big honor for me to be part of this Club,” Masuaku told the club’s official website. “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.
“Now, to be able to play with players like Dimitri Payet, I was thinking on the way here, it’s going to be crazy! I can’t wait to play with him and also all the rest of the team.
“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.”
Masuaku was one of two signings completed by the Hammers on Monday, as they later closed a deal for striker Andre Ayew from Swansea City. The former France U21 player will shore up the left back position as Aaron Cresswell is out injured.
“I think I am a little bit fast with the ball and I have a good left foot,” Masuaku said. “Of course I have to work on my right foot, but I have a good left foot. I need to work on my defense, but I think in attack I am quite good. I have to work to be focused also on my defense.”