West Ham United signed Malian
international Modibo Maiga from French side FC Sochaux, the East
London club announced on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old attacker agreed a four-deal at Upton Park
with a two-year option. No transfer fee was disclosed.
Maiga is the newly promoted Premier League club's fifth
close-season arrival, following Mohamed Diame, George McCartney,
Jussi Jaaskelainen and Stephen Henderson.
"I know West Ham are a big club in England and I'm really
looking forward to representing them," Maiga told West Ham's
"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
In two seasons with FC Sochaux, Maiga played in 59 Ligue 1
matches and scored 24 goals.
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