DONE DEAL: West Ham Sign Wigan’s Mohamed Diame

Senegalese joins Hammers.

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West Ham have confirmed the signing of Mohamed Diame.

The combative midfielder was a free-agent after his contract at Wigan Athletic expired. The 25-year-old claimed last month that he had been set to join Liverpool before Kenny Dalglish was sacked by the Anfield club but he has now put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the newly-promoted Hammers.

Diame, who joined Wigan in 2009 from Spanish club Rayo Vallenco, becomes Sam Allardyce’s third summer signing after the arrivals of Stephen Henderson and goalkeeper Jussi Jaskelainen.

The 6’1″ midfielder told West Ham’s official website, “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.”

Allardyce added, “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.”

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