Angelo Ogbonna has completed his transfer to West Ham United, and he cannot wait to start his adventure with the Premier League side.
The Italian international has spent the past two years at Juventus, making over 50 appearances in all competitions and assisting in two Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and a Supercoppa Italia, as well as helping them reach the UEFA Champions League final last season. He was an unused substitute in that defeat to Barcelona, and it has proved to be his last involvement with the club.
Last week West Ham had an offer of £7.9million accepted for the central defender, who has 10 caps for his country, and the player has now signed a four-year contract with the capital club. Speaking after penning his new deal, the 27-year-old revealed the excitement he feels about playing in the Premier League and working for Slaven Bilic and his new team at Upton Park.
“I am delighted to have joined the club,” Ogbonna, who rejected a move to Everton, told the official website. “I wanted to play in the Premier League and am happy to be in London. My heart told me that the right decision was to play for West Ham United. I cannot wait to start working under Mr Bilic and with my new team-mates. I feel ready for this new adventure.”
Ogbonna becomes the Hammers fourth signing off the summer, and the second from Serie A following the capture of Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang, the Spanish Under-21 international. Dimitri Payet has also been signed from Marseille, in another exciting deal worth around £11million, whilst Darren Randolph will provide goalkeeper cover after joining from Birmingham City.