Premier League side West Ham have announced the signing of Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd from French club, FC Rennes in a £30m deal.
The 26-year-old joins the Hammers on a five-year contract and adds further quality and depth to David Moyes’ squad.
He joins a West Ham defense unit that comprises the likes of Craig Dawson, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma.
“I was really excited when I heard about West Ham United's interest,” said Aguerd, an impressive individual who speaks fluent French, English, Arabic and Spanish.
“When I heard about it, I knew I needed to go to the Premier League, because it’s a dream for every player.
“West Ham is a historic Club. I saw a few of their games this year, and I saw the fans and the atmosphere were fantastic, with the bubbles!
“I talked with the manager and he showed me that he was very interested, so it was easy to choose to come to West Ham.”
Manager David Moyes was happy to welcome Aguerd to the Irons, commenting: “I am delighted to welcome Nayef to West Ham United. We have tracked his progress for some time and I’m very pleased that we have been able to complete the signing. He’s a great addition that will add to our defensive options.
“I have been really impressed with Nayef’s character and attitude during our discussions. He has a great desire to improve and be successful, and I am sure he will fit in very well to the environment we have at Rush Green.”
Aguerd will wear the No27 shirt.