From the Boardroom - David Gold

Joint-Chairman David Gold is hoping new signing Sofiane Feghouli can have a similar impact to his Algerian team-mate Riyad Mahrez

This has been another big week for the Club with our second major signing of the summer and I am delighted that we were able to finalise a move for highly rated Algerian international Sofiane Feghouli.

We all saw what Riyad Mahrez did for Leicester last season and we hope that Sofiane can have a similar impact.

Mahrez was one of the star performers in the Premier League and was rewarded when he won the PFA Player of the Year Award.

Anyone who can show that kind of form deserves to be part of a successful team and he played such a key role in helping Leicester win the title.

Both players are big names back in Algeria and I am sure Sofiane will be looking forward to facing his international team-mate next season.

I want to pay tribute to our fantastic recruiting team who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure this deal got completed.

David Sullivan, Slaven Bilic and Tony Henry make sure no stone is unturned as we look to bring the best players to West Ham United and have ensured we have brought another quality international into the squad.

We have certainly got a good team of people on the case.

The importance of making sure we make the right decisions when it comes to new players is such a key factor and we have a track record of bringing in the right players.

You only have to look at the likes of Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini, Michail Antonio, Angelo Ogbonna to see the research we do when signing a player and making sure they are the right fit for West Ham United.

We have already signed Norway international Havard Nordtveit and the arrival of Feghouli shows the ambition we have got and this is a steady progress.

We want to bring in players who will add to our squad and only make us stronger for next season.