The summer transfer window has now officially shut. And it was a fairly uneventful final day for West Ham. Here is the round-up of West Ham’s business on transfer deadline day.
Albian Ajeti joins
West Ham made their sixth and final signing of the summer transfer window by bringing in Albian Ajeti from FC Basel. The 22-year-old pens a four-year deal (with an option for a further two seasons) at West Ham and he cost an undisclosed fee, whufc.com has confirmed.
Ajeti is a highly-rated young striker who has scored 42 goals in less than 100 games for Basel. The Switzerland international joins Sebastian Haller and Javier Hernandez in West Ham’s striker department.
West Ham signed six players in the summer window. Roberto and David Martin were both brought in to deputise for goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. Teenager Goncalo Cardoso provides back-up in central defence. Meanwhile, Pablo Fornals (central midfield) and Sebastian Haller (striker) were the marquee signings.
Grady Diangana heads out on loan
There was one deadline day outgoing. Grady Diangana has teamed up with ex-Hammers boss Slaven Bilic at West Bromwich Albion. West Ham’s official website has confirmed that Diangana will spend the 2019/20 season on loan at The Hawthorns.
West Brom will be pushing for promotion in the Championship this season and Diangana can get some games under his belt. The 21-year-old played over 20 games for the Irons last season after scoring twice on his debut against Macclesfield Town.
Victor Wanyama link dismissed
The only transfer rumour that popped up on deadline day linked West Ham with Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama. The Kenya international was reportedly available for a loan before the window slammed shut.
But this piece of transfer gossip was short-lived. The Guardian live blog (14.30) shot this rumour down by reminding readers that West Ham had reached their limit for overseas players.