West Ham have signed 22-year-old left-back Arthur Masuaku on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee from Olympiakos.
The Hammers have been chasing the former Valenciennes defender for some time and have now confirmed his arrival.
Masuaku is delighted to have secured a switch to east London and is relishing the prospect of playing alongside the likes of Dimitri Payet in the Premier League.
“It’s a big honour for me to be part of this club,” he told the West Ham 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.”
The defender will be unavailable for West Ham’s Europa League qualifier with Astra Giurgiu as he has already played for Olympiakos in Champions League qualifying, but should the Hammers reach the tournament proper he will be able to feature in the group stages.