Photo: Pedro Obiang poses in new West Ham kit

Pedro Obiang is looking forward to playing for West Ham United next season.

West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang has taken to social networking site Twitter to state that he cannot wait for the new season to start.

The 23-year-old midfielder has joined the Hammers from Italian outfit Sampdoria, as announced on the club’s official website earlier this month.

The former Spain Under-21 international has put pen to paper on a four-year deal and has become the London outfit’s second signing of the summer after goalkeeper Darren Randolph.

Obiang has posed in West Ham’s new kit and posted a photo of himself on Twitter.

Obiang was one of the best players for Sampdoria in the recently concluded 2014-15 Serie A campaign.

The Spanish midfielder scored three goals and created 28 chances in 33 league appearances.

The 23-year-old had a pass accuracy of 82% and a shot accuracy of 52%, and won 22 headers, 26 dribbles and 76 tackles.

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