Kouyate - a career in pictures

West Ham United are delighted to confirm the transfer of Anderlecht midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old Senegal international arrives from the Belgian champions on a four-year deal and becomes the Hammers' second new addition of the summer, following the signing of Argentine striker Mauro Zarate. 

Cheikhou Kouyate signed for Anderlecht from city neighbours FC Brussels in 2008 and played 145 league games for the Belgian Pro League club.

Kouyate turns out for Anderlecht in a UEFA Europa League tie at Welsh side The New Saints. The midfielder possesses extensive experience in both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

Cheikhou Kouyate

Kouyate lined up alongside Momo Diame for Senegal in the 2012 London Olympic Games, where he helped his country reach the quarter-finals

He won four league titles in his six years at Anderlecht, including in 2013/14

Kouyate put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal with the Hammers on Wednesday, fulfilling his dream of playing in the Barclays Premier League