Friday 28 Aug
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First Team

Maiga departs

West Ham United can confirm that Modibo Maiga has joined Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee
West Ham United can confirm that Modibo Maiga has joined Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.

The Mali international forward leaves after three years in east London, during which he scored seven goals in 45 appearances in Claret and Blue.

Maiga’s best moments for the Hammers both came late in London derbies – the first being the third in a 3-1 Premier League victory over European champions Chelsea at the Boleyn Ground in December 2012, and the second being a later League Cup quarter-final winner at Tottenham Hotspur in December 2013.

Signed from Sochaux in July 2012, the 27-year-old had two loan spells away from the Boleyn Ground during his time with the Club, at Queens Park Rangers and French side Metz.

West Ham United would like to wish Modibo all the best for his future career.