West Ham have completed the signing of Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain on a loan for the season. The club will have the option to buy at the end of the season. Areola has three caps for France and spent last season on loan with Fulham in the Premier League. He could not save them from relegation but his performances earned him the Player of the Season at the club. Areola has had loan spells with Real Madrid as well as Villareal before moving to the Premier League. He was part of the squad that won the World Cup in 2018.
“For me it was the best opportunity to sign for this club, to sign for West Ham, and to try my best to help the team,” Alphonse Areola said after signing on loan at West Ham. “London is a great place to live and to work as well, and obviously the Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world so I really enjoyed it last season. It was tough for me and for the team, but I enjoyed playing in the Premier League. We were without the fans, but this year we will have the fans back so I can’t wait to see the atmosphere.”
“Alphonse is an experienced and talented goalkeeper who has played at the highest level and performed very well in the Premier League last season.” West Ham boss David Moyes said. “As we prepare for a very busy schedule, he will provide fantastic competition for the goalkeepers already at the football club and we are going to need to use our squad to ensure compete to the best of our abilities across all competitions.”