West Ham United have confirmed the departure of Pedro Obiang on their official website, with the midfielder joining Serie A outfit Sassuolo.
The Hammers have recouped £7.2 million, according to Sky Sports, and the midfielder leaves following four years with the Hammers.
Obiang made 116 appearances for West Ham and netted three goals in the process.
His 30-yard thunderbolt against Tottenham during the 2017/18 campaign won the club’s Goal of the Season award.
The defensive midfielder struggled to hold down a regular spot in Manuel Pellegrini’s midfield last season.
With the club’s options in the middle of the park now luxurious, Obiang has taken the decision to head off for a new challenge.
Probably the highlight of his time with the Londoners was helping the club to qualify for European competition in 2016 under Slaven Bilic’s management.
The Equatorial Guinea international seems to have adhered himself to the club’s supporters during his time with the Premier League outfit.
Following the announcement of his departure, several West Ham supporters took to Twitter to thank the midfielder and wish him well at his next club.
The move is probably best for all parties but Obiang proved a decent servant to West Ham in recent memory.
Here is a selection of tweets following his decision to transfer to Sassuolo:
Goodbye and good luck Pedro
— ethan (@WhuEthan) July 24, 2019
One of if not the best midfielders I’ve ever seen play for us. Sad to see him go. West Ham legend. Welcome back anything Pedro!
— Jamie (@JamieFC_) July 24, 2019
Thank you @Obiang14. A true gentleman. We will never forget your absolute rocket against Spurs. Good luck on your next adventure.
— jbrook147 (@jbrook1471) July 24, 2019
Proper professional. Good luck.
— AllSportsView (@AllSportsView) July 24, 2019
Miss him already :(
— Cal?☠️ (@DiangologyV3) July 24, 2019
Good luck @Obiang14 we’ll miss you
— Xande (@GoldXandeSilva) July 24, 2019
Great guy best of luck to him ⚒
— Daniel Watson (@DanielWatson65) July 24, 2019
I’m actually so so sad, what a season 16/17 was for you breaking into the first teams and always a key player off the pitch, a true professional who’ll be missed, all the best @Obiang14 ⚒?
— JOE CRONIN⚒ (@joecronin1999) July 24, 2019
? Underrated – Such good distribution at times
— Kev⚒ (@kevinabarber) July 24, 2019
Reliable player for us, always did a job. Fair play to him for not kicking up a stink and demanding a move like others have. Professional player, good luck @Obiang14 ??
— Tom Guy (@TomGuy93) July 24, 2019