Cheikhou Kouyate

West Ham complete Kouyate signing

Published On 19/06/2014 | By Liam Chambers | Africa, Europe, Latest News, Premier League, Top Stories, Transfers

West Ham have completed the signing of Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate from Belgian giants Anderlecht.

The 24-year-old brings Champions League experience with him to Upton Park, having made six appearances last season in Europe’s elite competition.

Speaking to West Ham TV, Kouyate said: “West Ham have given me the chance to play in the Premier League, I am very happy. To join such a club gives me great pleasure.”

The midfielder was part of the Senegal Olympic team at London 2012, coming on as a substitute against Great Britain in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Kouyate is eagerly anticipating the new challenge that awaits in East London.

“I know a few players who were also at the club – Carlos Tevez, Demba Ba, Andy Carroll, who was obviously here last season. West Ham are a team who are known and who are going to help me to progress.”

The Senegal international’s first chance of Premier League football could come at home to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on the opening day of the season.

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