Bilic - 'Feghouli is a top player'

  • Manager delighted to secure the signing of 'top winger' Sofiane Feghouli
  • Algerian becomes West Ham United's second senior signing of the summer
  • Feghouli follows Norway midfielder Havard Nordtveit to east London
Slaven Bilic has welcomed the signing of Algeria winger Sofiane Feghouli.

The West Ham United manager was asked about his second summer arrival during his latest spell as a pundit for ITV during UEFA Euro 2016, and reacted with enthusiasm to the free transfer capture from Spanish side Valencia CF.

Bilic, who has also clinched the Bosman signing of Norway midfielder Havard Nordtveit, says the 26-year-old Feghouli will add yet more talent and depth to his squad.

“I got a message from the Joint-Chairman that we had signed Feghouli,” said the bespectacled Bilic, who was asked about the transfer while working on the Austria versus Hungary Group F fixture. “He's an Algerian winger from Valencia.

“Feghouli is a top player, a top winger. We got him for free on a Bosman so, we're active. We are preparing. He's a great signing for us.”

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The Hammers are active in the transfer market and are expected to make further signings, both in defence and attack, before the window closes on 31 August.

The Hammers have also clinched the signature of teenage Portuguese forward Domingos Quina, fresh from UEFA European U17 Championship success, and secured a host of Academy youngsters on their first professional contracts.