West Ham United have confirmed the acquisition of goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

The 28-year-old is back in the English Premier League after starring for Fulham last season, where he kept nine clean sheets in 36 league outings for the demoted Cottagers.

Areola would have been behind Gianluigi Donnarumma and Keylor Navas in the PSG ranks this season, thus West Ham has moved to take him on a loan with a purchase option in 2022.

Areola commented to the official West Ham website, "I'm happy." It was the ideal opportunity for me to join this Club, to join West Ham United, and to try my hardest to support the team.

“London is a fantastic city to live and work, and the Premier League is undoubtedly one of the top leagues in the world, so I had a terrific time last season. Although it was difficult for me and the squad, I enjoyed my time in the Premier League. We were without fans last year, but this year we will have them back, and I am looking forward to seeing the atmosphere.

“West Ham had a successful season last season. Obviously, we have the Europa League, Premier League, and two cups to contend with, so it will be a difficult and long season, but I believe we will enjoy it all together.

“We have a fantastic group of players. I watched games last season and know this team's potential and talent, so I'm excited to get started.”

“Alphonse is an experienced and skilled goalkeeper who has played at the highest level and did extremely well in the Premier League last season,” said manager David Moyes.

“As we prepare for a very busy schedule, he will give tremendous competition for the goalkeepers already at the football club, and we will need to use our squad to guarantee that we compete to the best of our abilities across all competitions,” says the manager.

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