West Ham sign Modibo Maiga on long-term deal

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• Sochaux forward has joined for an undiclosed fee• Maiga has signed a four-year dealWest Ham have completed the signing of Modibo Maiga from Sochaux on a long-term deal. The 24-year-old has been regularly linked with a move to English football.Maiga, who can play as a centre forward or on the wing, has joined West Ham for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal, with an option for a further two years."I am really happy and excited about joining West Ham United," he said. "I know West Ham are a big club in England and I'm really looking forward to representing them."They have huge tradition and it is like joining part of a family and that is one of the main reasons I wanted to come here."I know some of the big names that have played for the club in the past and I am proud to be part of a new team back in the Premier League."Maiga becomes West Ham's fifth signing since the club won the Championship play-offs, following deals for Mohamed Diamé, George McCartney, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Stephen Henderson.West Ham UnitedTransfer windowPremier Leagueguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
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