David Sullivan shares what West Ham's scouts have told him about new boy Arthur Masuaku

Arthur Masuaku

West Ham United have signed Arthur Masuaku from Olympiakos.

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West Ham United's joint-chairman David Sullivan has told the club's official website that scouts think highly of new signing Arthur Masuaku.

Much of the attention this week has been on West Ham's new signing Andre Ayew, with the Ghanaian joining the Hammers from Premier League rivals Swansea City in a club-record transfer.

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Ayew's move means that a deal for left back Arthur Masuaku has slipped somewhat under the radar, with the Frenchman signing also signing for West Ham on Monday, just hours before Ayew's deal was announced.

Masuaku, 22, had been playing for Olympiakos for the last two years having signed from Valenciennes in the summer of 2014, and his displays in Greece prompted interest from West Ham.

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Manager Slaven Bilic was desperate to land another left back after first choice Aaron Cresswell was ruled out with a long-term knee ligament injury, and he eventually swooped for Masuaku, who may be something of an unknown for many Hammers fans.

A pacey, attack-minded full back who possesses a long throw and a powerful shot, Masuaku should not only be an able deputy for Cresswell during his lay-off, but should also offer superb competition in the years to come.

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With Masuaku in line to make his West Ham debut against Chelsea on Monday, vice-chairman David Sullivan has spoken to the club's official website about the Frenchman.

Sullivan may have raved about the signing of Ayew, but he did reveal that the club's scouts have told him that Masuaku is a 'top player', and his experience of playing in the Champions League with Olympiakos appears to be a key factor in West Ham's decision to sign him.

"We are delighted to announce the signing of Masuaku and our scouts say he's a top player with Champions League experience," said Sullivan.

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