West Ham United defender Bondz N'Gala has agreed to join League One newcomers Plymouth Argyle on a permanent two-year contract.
The Academy graduate spent the final two months of the season on loan at Home Park, where he made nine starts and impressed the Pilgrims' management and supporters alike despite the club's relegation from the Championship.
The 20-year-old, who made his one and only first-team appearance for the Hammers in the 3-1 Carling Cup defeat at Bolton Wanderers last September, will sign for Plymouth on a permanent basis when his contract at the Boleyn Ground expires at the end of June.
Born in Forest Gate, N'Gala joined West Ham when he was 13, graduating from the Academy of Football in 2008.
A former reserve-team captain, the powerful centre-back spent time on loan at Blue Square Premier outfit Weymouth before linking up with Championship side Scunthorpe United for a month in October.
Plymouth moved for him in March, securing his services on loan until the end of the season. N'Gala quickly settled in Devon, forging an encouraging partnership with Beninese defender Reda Johnson.
"I'm pleased to get everything sorted out," he said. "I am going away soon to take it easy, but you have still got to keep ticking things over.
"I would like to get in the side again and play as many games as possible. From the team's perspective, we want to get back up.
"It was easy playing with Reda and we developed a good partnership because we both like to defend.
"I am always up for a new challenge so, hopefully, I can show what I can do and I'll be alright."
West Ham United would like to thank Bondz for all his efforts and wish him all the best in his future career.