Morgan Amalfitano joins West Ham: Deal completed for Marseille player
Player has one cap for France
Monday 01 September 2014
Morgan Amalfitano has become the ninth summer signing for West Ham, his former club Marseille have announced.
The 29-year-old, who has received one France cap, was not expected to be moving to Upton Park on transfer deadline day but has now completed a deal to link up with Sam Allardyce's side.
He joins recent loan acquisition Alex Song as well as Carl Jenkinson, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho, Cheikhou Kouyate, Diego Poyet, Aaron Cresswell and Mauro Zarate in signing for the Hammers over the course of the summer, with Marseille confirming his departure from Ligue 1.
"The midfielder is committed on Monday September 1 with English club West Ham," a statement on their website read.
"Olympique de Marseille and West Ham found on Monday evening an agreement for the transfer of midfielder Morgan Amalfitano.
"He arrived at OM June 9, 2011, from FC Lorient - Morgan Amalfitano played 87 matches with Olympique de Marseille, scored 7 goals and delivered 14 assists."
Amalfitano spent last season on loan at West Ham's Premier League rivals West Brom, scoring four goals - including a memorable strike in the Baggies' 2-1 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Mohamed Diame has left West Ham to join Hull on deadline day - with confirmation of a move for Amalfitano likely to be the last action of a busy window for Allardyce's side.
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