Hammers recruit defender Zouma

West Ham United have confirmed the signing of French international defender, Kurt Zouma from London rivals Chelsea.

The 26-year-old put pen to paper on a four-year deal for a fee believed to be in the region of £29m. the player won two Premier League titles, one UEFA Champions League and one Carabao Cup during a glittering seven years at Stamford Bridge

Zouma made more than 300 appearances during a career that also saw him represent Everton, Stoke City and Saint-Étienne: “I’m very happy and very proud,” Zouma enthused.

“My conversation with the manager went very fast. I just felt like he really wanted me to come and join the team, especially a good team that’s started the season very, very well.

“With the great season that West Ham had last year, that gave the team a lot of confidence to improve this year – and I want to help the team do that.”

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Brian Jeeves

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