Finally! West Ham have made a first-team signing for the first time this summer, with PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola joining on loan with an option to buy next summer.

It was a deal that had initially been reported midway through June and had then looked to be dead when reports of a move for West Brom’s Sam Johnstone emerged earlier this month.

But the 28-year-old 2018 World Cup winner has officially been confirmed as the Hammers’ new No.13, and will no doubt be looking to be more Adrian than Roberto in the eyes of the West Ham faithful.

It means the club’s summer recruitment strategy is finally up and running with just a month left of the transfer window and at least two key signings needed to ensure David Moyes has a squad ready to compete across four different competitions in 2021/2022.

It’s not yet clear whether Areola will go straight into Moyes’ starting XI or if he will play understudy to Lukasz Fabianski before potentially making his loan permanent next summer when Fabianski leaves at the end of his contract.

Either way, West Ham fans on Twitter are absolutely buzzing with this capture…