West Ham United have today confirmed the signing of Wigan midfielder Mohamed Diame.
The Senegal international has signed a three year contract at the Boleyn Ground and is looking forward to his future with his new club.
Diame stated on whufc.com
“I’m very happy and very excited to have joined the club and I’m looking forward to the start of the season.
I know the fans here get behind the team all the time and I’m looking forward to showing everybody what I can do on the pitch.”
Diame was rumoured to be linked with other Premier League clubs including Liverpool and Sunderland but becomes West Ham’s third signing of the season after the arrivals of Stephen Henderson and goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has made it clear on whufc.com that Diame is a key player towards the Hammers survival in their Premier League return.
“His potential is really good and he’s ready to go and compete in the first team straight away as he’s had three years in the Premier League already.
He’s 25 and can only get better and I hope he can go on to prove that to me and all of the West Ham United fans. He will be a very exciting addition to the squad.”
Diame signed for Wigan Athletic in 2009 from Spanish side Rayo Vallecano and made an immediate start on the day of his transfer playing in a 5-0 defeat to Manchester United.
He would go on to make 103 appearance for the Latics but struggled to make it into the starting eleven in 2012 after returning from the African Cup of Nations with Senegal and made only seven appearances from the subs bench.
Wigan had offered Diame a new contract at the DW Stadium but instead the midfielder decided to leave at the end of his current contract which expires at the end of June.