Done deal: 27-year-old seals West Ham exit
By Danny Wright
West Ham have confirmed that Sofiane Feghoui has left the London Stadium and signed for Turkish giants Galatasaray.
The Hammers announced on their official Twitter account and official website on Monday evening that the 27-year-old had left for an “undisclosed fee” just a year after he was signed by the club from Valencia.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) August 14, 2017
The 44-times Algeria international failed to live up to expectations in his one and only season with the Irons, much like most of last summers’ buys.
The winger scored four goals and supplied three assists in 27 appearances across all competition for West Ham as he constantly found himself in and out of Slaven Bilic’s first-team plans in what was an underwhelming campaign for the club.
Feghouli was left out of the squad that lost to Manchester United on Sunday meaning that his last appearance for the Irons was when he found the net in the 2-1 win at Burnley in May.
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The former Valencia ace isn’t the only player to switch the Premier League for Galatasaray this summer as he will be joining former Manchester City midfielder Fernando at the Istanbul-based club.
Football Insider Verdict
West Ham’s recruitment last summer was simply awful. The only good signing they seemed to have made was Manuel Lanzini and Feghouli heads a list of poor buys which has pushed Bilic into making sure he buys players with Premier League experience this year. The Algerian international should do well at Galatasaray as it seems that his place in Bilic’s plans had been lost following the signing of Marko Arnautovic from Stoke. There are still a few players at the London Stadium who could do with being shipped out. It’ll help the Hammers balance the books slightly as well as make the players a bit more happier that there isn’t as much competition for places.
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