Alou Diarra excited about West Ham move

Former Marseille midfielder Alou Diarra is happy with his move to West Ham United.

Former Marseille midfielder Alou Diarra is happy with his move to West Ham United.

Diarra, a France international, is overjoyed with the move and hopes to make a major impact on West Ham's 2012/13 season.

"I am very happy to be here at West Ham - everything is signed now which is good and I am excited to be here at this club and to be playing for them in the Premier League," he told the club's official website.

"I know a lot about West Ham as a club and 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 club has just been promoted and I am looking forward to a good challenge with the team ahead.

"I see this as my chance in the Premier League to do well with West Ham. I hope that my experience can help and the fans will see me give my all in the matches."

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