West Ham sign Frédéric Piquionne and Pablo Barrera

By Tom Biggs
avram grant

avram grant

West Ham manager Avram Grant has strengthened his squad after completing the signing of two forwards on Friday.

Mexican winger Pablo Barrera, who impressed in South Africa this summer, arrives for a fee in the region of £4 million from UNAM Pumas, on a four-year deal.

Lyon striker Frédéric Piquionne has also signed for the London club. The forward played for Grant while on loan at Portsmouth last season, and has signed a three-year deal.

Piquionne and Barrera are Grant’s second and third signings since taking over at Upton Park after Thomas Hitzelsperger was the first to arrive on a free transfer from Lazio.

French international Piquionne said: “I’m coming to work hard for the squad and to play better than I have ever played before.”

Barrera, who made three substitute appearances at the World Cup, said: “I have been really taken by the reception I have received from the players and the manager.

“The fans can expect that I will give 100% to succeed for the team and to play better than I have ever played before.”

Grant, who replaced Gianfranco Zola, has also promised to make more signings over the next few days.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Friendly rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer celebrate ‘the great memories we shared’
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Lineker sends message to Arsenal fans after 5-2 win over Everton
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho confirms return of key Man United star for Tottenham clash
The Sport Review
Gary Neville pinpoints where Man United need to improve