West Ham have unveiled two new signings today in Swansea goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski and Toulouse centre-back Issa Diop, the club has confirmed via their official website, as Manuel Pellegrini looks to bolster his squad, in pursuit of loftier ambitions next term.
The highly rated French defender joined first, with the club confirming they have broken an “undisclosed club-record fee” to bring him to the London Stadium on a five-year contract. And Fabianski swiftly followed suit, penning on a three-year deal with the Hammers.
Fans are becoming enamoured with their new manager and his eagerness to improve the team, and have taken to Twitter to express their excitement for the rest of the window, and the season ahead under the Chilean’s guidance.
Here’s the reaction:
Fabianski & Diop all in 24 hours! Not bad West Ham!.
— Ryan Smith III (@02rysmith) June 20, 2018
@ExWHUemployee Another great show, despite being anti board, I must give credit when credit is due. Fabianski is a very decent keeper and the Diop transfer is exciting!! Hopefully we can continue to attract more players in the next coming weeks #coyi
— Adam Jessop (@adammmm_1998) June 20, 2018
— JJH (@JJH_Mobile) June 20, 2018
Another good signing, West Ham are acc doing bits, diop, fredericks, fabianski as well as pellergrini in charge https://t.co/fP50qVQ7uu
— Camila Cabello, coyg, Ramsey is the best CM oat (@RhysTight) June 20, 2018
Diop and Fabianski already! Would be buzzing to sing Anderson and Masson ? https://t.co/SLidZtWb0b
— T E D (@ItsTed__93) June 20, 2018
Fredricks, Diop and now Fabianski! 3 great additions in positions we need filling https://t.co/FLTVw6YRPN
— Tom King (@tom_king1994) June 20, 2018
West Ham to be a force next season?
— Samuel Kailus (@SKailus) June 20, 2018
Another brilliant signing. Diop might take time to settle. But Fabianski is going to slot straight in. https://t.co/r1uXnjAcuO
— Adhithya (@adhithya35) June 20, 2018
Big congratulations to the board on getting the Pellegrini, Diop and Fabianski deals done
— R*J*K (@Robbiejamesking) June 20, 2018
The two signings follow on from the addition of Fulham fullback Ryan Fredericks earlier this month and it doesn’t seem as though the ex-Manchester City boss has any intentions of slowing down on that front.
The club are still strongly linked with multiple midfielders including Javier Pastore and Jack Wilshere – with the player announcing his departure from Arsenal (BBC Sport)– and new additions seem likely over the coming weeks.