Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has joined West Ham United on a one-year loan deal.
"West Ham United have completed the loan signing of 2018 FIFA World Cup winner Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain," a statement from the Hammers read.
The 28-year-old goalkeeper came through the ranks at Paris Saint-Germain, winning three Ligue 1 titles, two Coupes de France, two Coupes de la Ligue, and three Trophées de Champions playing 107 matches in all competitions.
"I’m happy. For me it was the best opportunity to sign for this Club, to sign for West Ham, and to try my best to help the team," Areola told the club's official website.
"London is a great place to live and to work as well, and obviously the Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world so I really enjoyed it last season. It was tough for me and for the team, but I enjoyed playing in the Premier League. We were without the fans, but this year we will have the fans back so I can’t wait to see the atmosphere."
"West Ham did a big season last year. Obviously, we have the Europa League and the Premier League and the two cups, so it will be a tough season and a long season but I think we’re going to enjoy it all together."
"We have really good squad. I watched games last season so I know the potential and the talent in this squad, so I can’t wait to start."