West Ham United transfer news: Completed summer deals, including Enner Valencia and Cheikhou Kouyate

A look at the players who have arrived at Upton Park this summer and those who have departed

The Hammers had a mixed season last term, finishing 13th and so avoiding relegation comfortably but not playing the style of football wanted by the fans.

Now, Sam Allardyce has been told to produce a more exciting brand of play and with Andy Carroll fit for a whole season, West Ham should be better equipped this year.


Enner Valencia - £12m from Pachuca

Valencia, 25, scored all three of Ecuador's goals in the 2014 World Cup, attracting attention from throughout Europe as a result. But it is West Ham who have won the race for his signature, subject to a successful work permit hearing. He scored in Ecuador's World Cup warm-up draw with England and Allardyce will be hoping his addition will ease the Hammers' reliance on Carroll.

Cheikhou Kouyate - £7m from Anderlecht

The versatile 24-year-old who can play at both centre-back or as a holding midfielder, had been previously linked with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Everton and the Hammers confirmed they had to fight "several other clubs" for his signature. Despite the inflated £7 million fee for a player unproven in the major European leagues, it appears that this could well be a shrewd piece of business from West Ham.

Mauro Zarate - Undisclosed from Velez Sarsfield

The former Lazio and Inter Milan forward, who scored four goals in 14 matches on loan to Birmingham City in the Premier League in 2008, returns to England with the Hammers. The 27-year-old Argentine is coming off a prolific season with Velez Sarsfield in which he scored 20 goals in all competitions.

Aaron Cresswell - Undisclosed from Ipswich

The highly-rated left-back was named in the 2014 Championship Team-of-the-Year and has be rewarded for his efforts with a move to the top flight. West Ham had one of the best defences in the Premier League last term and Cresswell should be a good addition to their tight back-line.

Diego Poyet - Undisclosed from Charlton

The 19-year-old midfielder, son of Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, was named the Addicks' Player-of-the-Year last season but departed at the end of his contract and has now penned an initial four-year deal at Upton Park.

Carl Jenkinson - Loan from Arsenal

With Arsenal bringing in Mathieu Debuchy, Jenkinson was considered surplus to requirements, allowing West Ham sign the 22-year-old on loan.

Diafra Sakho - Undisclosed from Metz

Sam Allardyce improved his striking options with the arrival of Sakho for a fee thought to be in the region of £3.5m. The 24-year-old Senegalese striker signed a four-year deal.


Joe Cole - Free to Aston Villa

Matt Taylor - Free to Burnley

Jack Collison, George McCartney, Callum Driver, Jordan Spence, Alou Diarra - Released

Sean Maguire - Loan to Sligo Rovers

George Moncur - Loan to Colchester United

Blair Turgott - Loan to Dagenham and Redbridge

Stephen Henderson - Free to Charlton

Raphael Spiegel - Loan to Crawley

Suggested Topics
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific