Filed: Wednesday, 20th June 2012
By: Staff Writer
West Ham United have confirmed the arrival of former Wigan midfielder Momo Diame on a free transfer.
The Senegalese international has put pen to paper on a three-year contract and will officially become a Hammer on 1st July.
Diame told whufc.com: " "I'm very happy and very excited to have joined the club and I'm looking forward to the start of the season. I know the fans here get behind the team all the time and I'm looking forward to showing everybody what I can do on the pitch."
Meanwhile West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce added: "He's 25 and can only get better and I hope he can go on to prove that to me and all of the West Ham United fans. He will be a very exciting addition to the squad."
Diame, who had been interesting Liverpool, Manchester United and Everton amongst others prior to agreeing to move to east London first moved to England from Spanish club Reyo in August 2009 in a cash-plus-player swap ( €3.8 million plus defender Antonio Amaya).
At the time he was said to have been watched by the likes of Real Madrid and Arsenal having ressurrected his career in Spain.
Diame becomes Sam Allardyce's third signing of the summer following the permanent signing of goalkeepers Stephen Henderson and Jussi Jaaskelainen.
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