Slaven Bilic lauds Sofiane Feghouli's arrival at West Ham

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The West Ham boss also had encouraging words for supporters holding out for more transfer activity by the East Londoners.

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West Ham United completed their second signing of the summer earlier today as they sealed the free transfer transfer of Valencia attacking midfielder Sofiane Feghouli, with manager Slaven Bilic delighted with the news as he discussed it on ITV, following coverage of Hungary's win over Austria in the European Championships.

The 26-year-old Algeria international, who will join on July 1, has been an impressive performer in La Liga since arriving from Grenoble in 2010, scoring 30 goals in nearly 200 matches for Los Che. He scored five times in 33 matches last season.

His arrival will mean the Hammers can boast an impressive attacking threat next season, with the likes of Feghouli joining man of the moment Dimitri Payet and skilful Argentine Manuel Lanzini.

Sofiane Feghouli - Valencia v Atletico MadridSofiane Feghouli - Valencia v Atletico Madrid

Bilic told the studio that he had received confirmation of the deal earlier in the day, and had encouraging news for West Ham fans hopeful of more activity from their club in what will be their opening season at the Olympic Stadium.

"Today i got a message from the chairman that we’ve completed the signing of Feghouli on a free transfer," Bilic told ITV presenter Mark Pougatch. "He's a top player, a top winger."

"We’re active, we are preparing. He is a great signing for us."

West Ham manager Slaven BilicWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic

With fellow Algerian Riyad Mahrez setting the Premier League alight last season, helping Leicester to the league title, Bilic and the club's supporters will be hoping Feghouli will be able to offer a similar impact.

And Bilic's suggestion that the club are "active and preparing" supports comments that have come from the club earlier in the summer that there is plenty of transfer business to come, which will surely be news to the ears of Hammers fans.

Valencia's Sofiane Feghouli celebrates after scoring a goalValencia's Sofiane Feghouli celebrates after scoring a goal

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