Mali's Maiga signs for West Ham United

Reuters, Wednesday 18 Jul 2012

West Ham United signed Malian international Modibo Maiga from French side FC Sochaux, the east London soccer club announced on Wednesday

Modibo Maiga

The 24-year-old attacker agreed a four-deal at Upton Park with a two-year option. No transfer fee was disclosed.

Maiga is the newly promoted Premier League club's fifth close-season arrival, following Mohamed Diame, George McCartney, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Stephen Henderson.

"I know West Ham are a big club in England and I'm really looking forward to representing them," Maiga told West Ham's website (

"They have huge tradition and it is like joining part of a family and that is one of the main reasons I wanted to come here."

In two seasons with FC Sochaux, Maiga played in 59 Ligue 1 matches and scored 24 goals. 

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