English Premier League side, West Ham United have completed the signing of Juventus centre back, Angelo Ogbonna for an £8.5m fee after he passed a medical and agreed terms on a 4-year deal.
The 27-year old Italian international, with Nigerian root was the subject of late interest from Southampton, Everton and Napoli but the Hammers secured his signature to make their latest signing of an already-busy summer.
“I am delighted to have joined the club. I wanted to play in the Premier League and am happy to be in London. My heart told me that the right decision was to play for West Ham United. I cannot wait to start working under Mr Bilic and with my new team-mates. I feel ready for this new adventure”, the Nigerian born Italian said.
Ogbonna arrived at Juve in 2013 from Torino but he was unable to displace first-choice centre backs Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.
The 6 foot 3 star is adept at playing at left back as well as in the centre and he has made 10 appearances for the Italian national side.