Pablo Zabaleta signs for West Ham United

The full-back will join the Hammers on a two-year deal from July 1, following his release from Manchester City.

Zabaleta signs a two-year deal with West Ham United   -  West Ham United

West Ham has completed the signing of Argentine full-back Pablo Zabaleta on a free transfer on Friday. The former Manchester City defender will join the Hammers on a two-year deal effectively from July 1, when his current contract expires.

The 32-year-old confirmed his transfer through social media site twitter saying, “I'm delighted to announce I have signed a 2 years contract with @WestHamUtd”. He also told West Ham TV, “I hope I can give you good moments. Of course, I come to the club to enjoy myself and hopefully we can have a very successful time.”

The former Espanyol defender made over 200 appearances for City after moving to England in 2008. He went on to win the Premier League and FA cup twice, as well as winning the League cup.

Zabaleta is the first major signing for manager Slaven Bilic after the release of Alvero Arbeloa, Gokhan Tore and Jonathan Calleri.

  Dugout videos