Kurt Zouma joins West Ham United from Chelsea

West Ham have signed France centre-back Kurt Zouma from Chelsea on a four-year deal for £29.8m.

Kurt Zouma, 26, won two Premier League titles, a Champions League and a League Cup during his seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge.

He has eight caps for France and had loan spells at Saint-Etienne, Stoke City and Everton during his time at Chelsea.

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Kurt Zouma delighted to join West Ham

“I’m very happy and very proud,” said Kurt Zouma.

“My conversation with the manager went very fast.”

“I just felt like he really wanted me to come and join the team, especially a good team that’s started the season very, very well.”

“With the great season that West Ham had last year, that gave the team a lot of confidence to improve this year.”

“And I want to help the team do that,” he added.

Zouma joined Chelsea as a 19-year-old from Saint-Etienne in January 2014.

He has made 151 appearances for the Blues in all competitions, scoring 10 goals.

The Frenchman played 36 times for Chelsea last season.

But he did not figure prominently in the long-term plans of boss Thomas Tuchel.

Tuchel has been targeting Sevilla’s 22-year-old France defender Jules Kounde.

West Ham are top of the Premier League table with seven points from three games after Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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