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West Ham have completed the signing of Mali striker Modibo Maiga from Sochaux for an undisclosed fee reported to be £4.7million.
Maiga, who can play as a centre forward or on the wing, joins the Hammers on a four-year deal, with an option for a further two years.
"I am really happy and excited about joining West Ham United," he told the club's official website.
"I know West Ham are a big club in England and I'm really looking forward to representing them.
"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 here.
"I know some of the big names that have played for the club in the past and I am proud to be part of a new team back in the Premier League."
Maiga becomes West Ham's fifth signing since they won the Championship play-offs, following deals for Mohamed Diame, George McCartney, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Stephen Henderson.