West Ham has completed the signing of Alphonse Areola on a permanent transfer from Paris Saint-Germain on a five-year deal. Areola joined on loan last summer and has now taken up the option to buy for £7.75m. He joins the club until 2027 with an option to extend by another year.  He is the second signing of the summer following the arrival of Nayef Aguerd.

“I feel good, I feel great, I’m happy to sign and happy to stay here permanently and I can’t wait to start to train and to do the job,” West Ham new signing Alphonse Areola said. “The main thing is that I felt the love of the supporters last season. Something for me that is really important is to feel that I’m loved. I know that I have to do my job and to do everything to make them happy, and obviously also the team, my teammates, the staff, and Xavi Valero as well. The vibe of last season was great, so I just wanted to do everything to stay here.”

“I feel comfortable, I feel like when I’m signing in a club, I want to feel that it’s like my second family. Obviously, we’re here every day and we are sharing lots of times together, so I have to feel comfortable with everyone and feel them comfortable with me as well, so I just feel comfortable here,” he added.

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