West Ham have continued their spending spree and completed the signing of French midfielder Alou Diarra from Marseille for a fee reported to be £2m.
The 31-year-old signed a three-year deal at Upton Park on Friday after completing his transfer from the French side.
The midfielder, who spent three years at Liverpool but did not make a first-team appearance, played all four of France's games at Euro 2012 and has impressed the Hammers with his performances.
Diarra told BBC Sport: "I am excited to be here at this club and to be playing for them in the Premier League."
He added: "I know a lot about West Ham as a club. When I knew they were interested in signing me, I was very happy and knew it would be a good choice for me.
"We are a Premier League club and I know of players who were here before like Paolo Di Canio and Scott Parker, but of the players now in the team, I know Guy [Demel], Mo [Diame] and of course, Modibo Maiga, who played in the French league last year."
The defensive pass master has plenty of experience with 44 international caps and has played the majority of his career in France, having spells at Lens, Lyon and Bordeaux. But his Marseille future was placed in doubt when he reported back from Euro 2012 six days late and he was fined for his absence.
West Ham have already paid Aston Villa £2.5m for James Collins this summer and brought in Mali striker Maiga, who completed a £4.7m transfer from French club Sochaux last month as Sam Allardyce rebuilds his promotion-winning squad.