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West Ham Sign PSG Goalkeeper Areola on Loan

by Zablon Ondari
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West Ham United FC has completed the loan signing of France international goalkeeper Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain.

The 2018 Fifa World Cup winner joins the Hammers on an initial season-long deal, with the option to make the transfer permanent in 2022.

Areola, 28, returns to the English Premier League after spending another loan spell with relegated Fulham United.

“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 West Ham’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.”

Manager David Moyes said that Areola is a player whose talent and quality will improve his West Ham United squad.

“Alphonse is an experienced and talented goalkeeper, who has played at the highest level and performed very well in the Premier League last season,” he said.

“As we prepare for a very busy schedule, he will provide fantastic competition for the goalkeepers already at the football club and we are going to need to use our squad to ensure we compete to the best of our abilities across all competitions.”

West Ham who finished sixth in the league last season will start their 2021/22 campaign with a clash against Newcastle United on 15th August.

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