Arbeloa joins West Ham on free transfer

Spain defender Alvaro Arbeloa has signed for West Ham on a one-year contract.

The 33-year-old former Liverpool and Real Madrid player is the Hammers' 12th summer signing.

He told West Ham TV: 'I am really happy to be here in a great club in a great league.

'I'm really happy to be back in England and, for me, it's a great chance and I'm looking forward to playing with this side.'

World Cup winner Arbeloa was a free agent after leaving Real Madrid and is looking forward to playing at the London Stadium and under Slaven Bilic.

He said: 'The stadium is amazing. It's really nice and looks fantastic.