West Ham sign midfielder Pedro Obiang from Sampdoria for £5 million

West Ham have completed the signing of Sampdoria and Spain Under-21 international Pedro Obiang, less than a day after appointing Slaven Bilic as their new manager.

The midfielder made his competitive debut for Sampdoria aged 18 in 2010 after leaving Atletico Madrid’s academy in 2008 to make the move to Italy.

He went on to become a key player for the club and made 34 league appearances last season, helping them secure a spot in the Europa League.

It is understood that the fee taking Pedro Obiang to Upton Park is around £5 million.

The signing of the midfielder looks to be only the beginning of the new arrivals around East London.

The West Ham board have promised a big summer for the club and it looks as though they are making their moves early, with the appointment of new coach Slaven Bilic and the signing of Pedro Obiang in the space of 24 hours.

The club have been linked with Ghanian forward Andre Ayew but it seems as though the player is closing in on a move to Swansea City.