West Ham have announced the £6.1million signing of Julien Faubert from Bordeaux.

The 23-year-old France midfielder has penned a five-year contract at Upton Park, becoming manager Alan Curbishley´s second summer capture following the arrival of Scott Parker from Newcastle.

The Hammers fought off competition from Rangers, who are thought to have offered in the region of £4.5million for the player.

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