Arriving on a free from Valencia, there was a lot of hope surrounding the signing of Sofiane Feghouli at West Ham, yet things didn’t exactly go to plan.
Injuring himself just before the start of the season, the Algeria international took some time to break into Slaven Bilic’s side, and the forward ended up having his worst season in terms of playing time.
However, this hasn’t put him off, as he explained in an interview with RMC Sport in France on Wednesday night, believing that the past 10 months or so will help him for next year at the London Stadium.
He said: “I have two years left at West Ham, and as I said on social media, I see myself staying at West Ham. I’ll start again on the 10th of July with the team. I mean it when I say it, but you don’t control everything in football. I’m not looking for a way out, not at all.
“I’m going to go on holiday calmly and prepare myself for a great season. I’m open for talks with the manager, but there aren’t any planned. Maybe the owner will tell me one day that I need to leave, but I don’t think so.”
Making it clear he wasn’t one to give up so easily after a mediocre season, the 27-year-old is clearly looking to build on last year to make a name for himself in the Premier League.
Unless something goes very wrong, he should be able to better his four goals and three assists in 28 appearances without too much hassle next year.