West Ham United winger Sofiane Feghouli has completed a move to Turkish club Galatasaray, the Premier League club have confirmed on their official website.
It is understood that the 27-year-old signed a five-year deal with the Super Lig club for a fee of Â£4million.
The Algeria international left the Hammers after just one season having relocated from Spanish side Valencia as a free agent last summer.
Feghouli made 27 appearances for the Irons last season, scoring four goals and producing three assists in the process.
Despite his commendable efforts, the man who prefers to play on the right was often deprived of opportunities with in-form players such as Michail Antonio and rising star Edimilson Fernandes often picked ahead of him.
Feghouli’s signing was seen as something of a coup 12 months ago, but the African schemer failed to settle in London and was blighted by debilitating injuries over the last 12 months.
West Ham have since moved on, with Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez added to the club’s attacking weaponry over recent times.
Hammers fans seem to have mixed emotions with the news of the wingerâ€™s departure and have taken to twitter to express them.
Feghouli posted a farewell message thanking his supporters which was very well received amongst the Irons followers.
Thank you West Ham fans for the support this season and good luck everyone for the future. Always âš’@WestHamUtd
— Sofiane Feghouli (@sffeghouli) August 14, 2017
Many felt that the Algeria international was not given a proper chance to thrive and was under-appreciated by the East London side.
The best reactions are below:
Sad to see Feghouli go. Saw his first goal against Domzale, thought he was looking better every game âš’ Thoughts? #COYI
— hollseey (@hollseey) August 14, 2017
Good luck mate, wish u had been given a second season to try crack the whip
— Paul (@CockneyPirlo23) August 14, 2017
Sorry you left, never really given a chance…hope ur new team appreciate u more
— Friday on Elm Street (@fridayonelm) August 14, 2017
All the best. Wished you were given more of a chance.
— patrick woolcock (@hammerpat2020) August 14, 2017
Shame it didn't work out, all the best âš’
— West Ham COYI (@TheHammers_) August 14, 2017
Good luck my boy, massively overlooked, top quality professional and one of the most skillful players we had, good luck fella âš’
— Billy (@Billy_Saxon) August 14, 2017
Good luck on your new adventure. Shame to see you go.
— VansWHUFC (@Vansbm) August 14, 2017
However, some fans see Feghouliâ€™s departure as a step in the right direction.
With the 27-year-old failing to establish himself as a first team starter, Irons supporters feel the money made from selling the winger will be put to better use.
West Ham has been linked with Sporting Lisbon superstar William Carvalho and many believe that the sale of Feghouli has freed up wages for the highly-rated midfielder.
The best reactions are below:
Feghouli gone and wages now free for Carvalho ðŸ™ŒðŸ»ðŸ‘€âš’
— Brad Palmer (@Mr_BA6) August 14, 2017
Selling both Snodgrass and Feghouli is amazing business. Frees up so many wages.
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) August 14, 2017