Senegal captain Kouyate leaves West Ham for Crystal Palace

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 02, 2018 08:01 AM
Senegal captain Kouyate leaves West Ham for Crystal Palace
Japan's Takashi Inui, right, and Senegal's Cheikhou Kouyate fight for the ball during the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

LONDON (AP) — Senegal captain Cheikhou Kouyate has left West Ham for English Premier League rival Crystal Palace.

"I'm so happy," the 28-year-old midfielder said on Wednesday after signing a four-year deal. "I'm very excited to start with my new teammates.

"This is the right time to move because I needed a new challenge. I have good memories of West Ham but I need to come here and give my best because I like the Crystal Palace project."

No transfer fee was disclosed by the clubs.

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