West Ham sign Sofiane Feghouli on a free transfer

West Ham United have completed the signing of Algerian international Sofiane Feghouli on a free transfer.

The 26-year-old will arrive from Spain on a three-year contract on a free transfer on 1 July, having successfully completed his medical at Spire Roding Hospital and agreed personal terms.

He played for Valencia since 2011 when he was signed from Grenoble. He played a total of 202 games over five years for Los Che scoring 31 goals and setting up 40 others.

Among them were 42 appearances in European competition, including 22 in the UEFA Champions League, which brought the Algerian an impressive haul of ten goals.

Club Period MP G A
2011-16 202 31 40

He also won and has won 40 caps for Algeria scoring 11 goals.

The 2012 Algerian Footballer of the Year, Feghouli is an important figure for his national team, appearing at three major tournaments.

Feghouli told on West Ham's official website:

"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. Playing in the Premier League is very important for players in their careers and I am happy to play for the Hammers."