Arthur Masuaku: West Ham sign French left-back from Olympiakos

Arthur Masuaku
Arthur Masuaku played for the France U-18 and U-19 teams

West Ham have signed French left-back Arthur Masuaku from Olympiakos on a four-year contract.

The former France Under-19 player, 22, began his career with Valenciennes before joining Olympiakos in 2014.

He won back-to-back domestic titles in playing more than 100 times for the Greek side, including 12 appearances in the Champions League.

West Ham targeted a left-back after Aaron Cresswell was ruled out for up to four months with a knee injury.

Masuaku, who will wear the number 26 shirt, made his international debut alongside Paul Pogba for the French Under-18 side in 2011.

During his time in Ligue 1 he played against West Ham's former Marseille forward Dimitri Payet.

"I was speaking with my agent about some opportunities, but when he told me about West Ham and also the coach, I didn't think twice," Masuaku told the West Ham website.external-link

"For me, the Premier League is the biggest league in the world. When I was 18, my target was to come here, so now I am here, I have to prove myself to the fans and to the team."

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