West Ham announced today, Monday, the indefinite contract of French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain after he played on loan with the English club last season.
Areola signed a five-year deal with West Ham after a £7.75 million deal to compete with Pole Lukasz Fabianski for the number one goalkeeper position in the London side.
“I’m happy with this signing, happy to be here all the time and I can’t wait to start training and doing my homework,” said the 29-year-old.
“The most important thing is that last season I felt loved by the fans, and it is very important for me to feel loved.”
For his part, Scottish West Ham manager David Moyes expressed his satisfaction with Areola’s inclusion, saying: “Alphonse made a big contribution to the team during his loan spell last season. He showed with his performance why he is the best. great goalkeeper.
Areola, who won the crown of France at the 2018 World Cup, played in the local cup and the Europa League for West Ham last season, and Fabianski became the team’s first goalkeeper in the Premier League.