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Feghouli enticed by 'ambitious project'

Filed: Tuesday, 14th June 2016
By: Staff Writer

Sofiane Feghouli says he was persuaded to join West Ham United as a result of the club's ambition.

The 26-year-old winger rejected a series of offers from around the globe in order to put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Hammers, whom he joined on a free transfer today.

"I am very happy to have joined West Ham United and I am really looking forward to making my first appearance for the club," he told whufc.com.

"After considering the options with my family, I think it became an option that instantly stood out from the others. The direction of the club, the new stadium, the squad, the manager and the opportunity to play in the Premier League made it an easy decision for me to join.

"There is great quality in the squad and so I think that this season, the team can go on and achieve some great things both in the Premier and Europa League."

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Feghouli's arrival represents yet another major coup for chairman David Sullivan and chief scout Tony Henry, following the success of last season's transfer policy that netted stars such as Michail Antonio, Angelo Ogbonna and Dimitri Payet.

"Itís a deal myself and my team have been working on for many weeks," revealed the club's co-owner. "I had a lengthy meeting with his agent ten days ago.

"He's an outstanding player and as big a star as Riyad Mahrez in his own country. If he adapts to the Premier League we have signed another very special player with experience all over Europe via the cup competitions for his club."

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