Diego Poyet, son of Sunderland manager Gus, has completed his move to Upton Park…
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West Ham United have completed the signing of 19-year-old winger Diego Poyet, who becomes Sam Allardyce’s fourth summer signing at Upton Park.
Poyet, who is the son of Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, won the ‘Player of the Season’ award at Championship club Charlton Athletic last season, despite only making his first-team debut in January. The youngster made 20 league appearances.
The England youth international, who is also eligible to represent Uruguay, declined a new contact at the Valley in order to sign for West Ham this summer. Chelsea and Manchester City were also rumoured to be interested in the player.
Poyet joins fellow newcomers Aaron Cresswell, Cheikhou Kouyate and Mauro Zarate at Upton Park, as Allardyce looks to reshape his squad following a difficult Premier League campaign last season.
The Hammers still finished 13th, but Allardyce was highly criticised for much of the season, with fans frustrated at their team’s style of play. Those fans will hope that young, exciting talent such as Poyet can help give their team a new look next season.
The Hammers announced the news of Poyet’s signing via their official Twitter feed:
— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) July 8, 2014
While the player himself was quick to express his delight at his move to East London:
— Diego Poyet (@diegopoyet7) July 8, 2014