Bilic has big expectations for Ogbonna

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has big expectations for new signing Angelo Ogbonna and believes he will add a lot of quality to the defensive unit.

Ogbonna joined the Club from Italian giants Juventus on Friday and will bring a wealth of experience to the squad.

Bilic is delighted that the Club were able to clinch his signature and feels it will provide even more competition at the back and provide the strength in depth he needs heading into the new season.

Bilic said: “I am thrilled with the signing. He is a really good player and is a great defender. He was at one of the best clubs in the world with Juventus and we are really delighted he has signed for us . The expectations are big of course.

“We now have the numbers and the quality at the back. We really need the competition and strength (in the defence) which is one of the most important areas for the whole season.”

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