Born: 11 November 1992, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Former clubs: Manchester City, Portsmouth (loan), Brighton & Hove Albion (loan), Charlton Athletic (loan), Anzhi Makhackala (loan), Anzhi Makhackala

Ivory Coast international Abdul Razak signed for the Hammers on a short-term contract in January 2014.

The 21-year-old is a highly-rated midfielder who began his career with Manchester City and most recently played for Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala.

Razak, who made his Premier League debut at 18, will add athleticism and ability to Sam Allardyce's squad.

International Career

Has been capped five times by Ivory Coast since making his senior debut in a 3-0 friendly win in Austria in November 2012...Also started the Elephants' 2-2 group-stage draw with Algeria at the 2013 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Before West Ham

After moving to England from the Ivory Coast as a boy, he quickly established himself in City's Development Squad before forcing himself into Roberto Mancini's plans, making a first-team debut at 18 in a Premier League fixture with West Bromwich Albion on 5 February 2011...A maiden start arrived in September of the same year, when Razak helped City to a 2-0 League Cup third-round win over Birmingham City...Also featured in subsequent victories over Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal in the same competition...Joined Anzhi, initially on loan, in September 2013, and made eleven appearances for the Russian side in all competitions, including two starts against Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Europa League.