Thursday August 9 2018
Official: Carlos Sanchez to West Ham

West Ham United have officially signed Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez from Fiorentina.

A statement on West Ham’s official website confirms Sanchez has put pen to paper on a two-year contract with the club.

“I’m very happy to be here. I’m very excited and looking forward to achieving lots,” said the 32-year-old, who previously played in the Premier League with Aston Villa between 2014 and 2016.

“I decided to come here because, first, it is the Premier League, second, it’s a beautiful club and the fans are always helping the club and, third, for me it’s an amazing opportunity and an amazing project the club are leading, being ambitious and keen to achieve good things.

“I’d like to thank all of the people, the whole club, for having me. I always dreamed of playing in the Premier League.

“Previously, at Aston Villa, we started very well but sadly it didn’t end well, but I always maintained the same desire to return and here I am, with the same mission, with the same desire and dream and I’m very grateful to everyone at West Ham.”

Sanchez joined the Viola on loan for the 2016-17 campaign, making 41 appearances in that time, but made just nine in Serie A last season and was loaned to Espanyol for the final six months.

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