West Ham confirm £30m Kurt Zouma signing on a four-year deal as Frenchman hails manager David Moyes’ influence in luring him from Chelsea
- Kurt Zouma has signed for West Ham United until the summer of 2025
- The Frenchman says David Moyes played a big role in making him want to move
- Zouma slipped down the Stamford Bridge pecking order under Thomas Tuchel
West Ham United have captured their number one defensive transfer target after sealing a £30million deal for Kurt Zouma.
The France international has put pen to paper on a four-year deal, keeping him at the London stadium until the summer of 2025.
Zouma, 26, had fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge under Thomas Tuchel and completed a medical for his new club on Thursday.
Kurt Zouma has signed for West Ham United until the summer of 2025
‘I’m very happy and very proud,’ Zouma told the club’s official website after signing for the Hammers.
‘My conversation with the manager went very fast. I just felt like he really wanted me to come and join the team, especially a good team that’s started the season very, very well.
‘With the great season that West Ham had last year, that gave the team a lot of confidence to improve this year – and I want to help the team do that.’
Zouma won two Premier League titles, the Champions League and the League Cup during seven-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge.
The France international has eight caps for his country and has been included in upcoming plans by manager Didier Deschamps, who has put Zouma in the senior squad for September’s World Cup qualifiers.
Zouma had fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge under German Thomas Tuchel