Sofiane Feghouli cites club's history as a reason for joining West Ham

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West Ham United have added the international winger to their squad.

Valencia's Sofiane Feghouli celebrates after scoring a goal

New West Ham United signing Sofiane Feghouli has been speaking to the club’s official website following the announcement of the deal.

The Algeria international will move to the Hammers in July, after his deal with current club Valencia expires, and he has explained one of the key reasons for opting to join Slaven Bilic’s side.

Valencia's Sofiane Feghouli scores a goal next to Rapid Wien's Mario Sonnleitner

Speaking to, Feghouli said, “I am very happy to sign for the Hammers and for Slaven Bilic. The history of the club is important for me in my decision.”

West Ham are a club rich in history and their fans will no doubt be pleased the 27-year-old cited that as a key reason for moving to London.

Feghouli has played 202 times for Valencia, scoring 31 goals and providing 40 assists in the process.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

Last season he netted five times and set up an additional four in 33 games, but West Ham fans will be hoping he can improve those figures as the club look to take the step to the next level after moving to the Olympic Stadium.

West Ham were superb for large parts of last season however the trick for Bilic is to maintain that form for an entire campaign, and bringing in more quality additions will certainly help in that regard.

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