Amalfitano keen to make Hammers impact

Last Updated: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:37

Morgan Amalfitano says he can be a versatile player for West Ham this season after joining on loan on deadline day from Marseille.

The French midfielder, who did well in a similar season-long move at West Brom last season, became the Hammers' ninth summer signing when he sealed a switch on Monday.

Amalfitano says he is impressed by the quality in Sam Allardyce's squad and revealed he told the boss how he would be happy to operate in a variety of roles to help the team in the Premier League.

"The manager explained to me how the team plays and how he needs me," he said. "I explained to him where I prefer my position in his team. This is a new team with very good players with great experience of this league. I think everything can go well and I hope we have a good season.

"I prefer to play behind the striker, but last year with West Brom I played on the right. I like to cross the ball too, but I can also give through passes from behind the striker.

"The coach will see what happens in every game and if he finds another position for me in the team, there is no problem for me. I enjoyed my first year in English football and for that reason I have come back and hopefully I can improve again."

Amalfitano joins Alex Song, Carl Jenkinson, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho, Cheikhou Kouyate, Diego Poyet, Aaron Cresswell and Mauro Zarate at the club after Allardyce's impressive summer spending came to an end.

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