United sign £5 million Serie A midfielder

West Ham United have today signed Lazio midfielder Valon Behrami for a fee of £5 million. The Switzerland international impressed many with his displays in the European Championships this summer despite the Swiss being knocked out in the group stages.

Behrami had been linked with several other sides from all over Europe before signing for the Hammers this summer. The 23-year old can play on the right-side of midfield and defence and the signing could see Lucas Neill leave the club within the next few weeks.

The Lazio regular has signed a five-year contract at Upton Park after completing a medical at the club. Behrami could prove to be a quality signing for the London club and one which many Hammers hope leads to a massive influx of signings at the club.