West Ham have completed the signing of Max Kilman from Wolves, it has been confirmed by ExWHUEmployee.

The now-former Wolves captain has penned a 7-year deal, as he becomes our Hammers’ 3rd signing of the summer so far following the arrivals of Luis Guilherme and Wes Foderingham.

The club are set to officially announce the signing this morning.

It has been reported by our Podcast co-host and club insider Ex for many months that Kilman was regarded as a top target, and its one that was key for new coach Julen Lopetegui – with the player now a strong contender to be the new club captain.

The 27 year-old has also been very keen on the move to east London, and this move also is a huge boost for his former club Maidenhead United, who will pocket around £8m for the move – to completely transform the club.

Speaking about the transfer, Ex feels this shows real commitment from the club to Lopetegui – and the added bonus the club now have a natural leader joining the ranks.

“I think this signing is a very good one,” said our insider. “Not just because I think he is a good player but I think it shows to the new manager that we will back his decisions and support him.

“Kilman is also a leader which we need more of and again counts as homegrown so will help with that quota. I have seen some fans be negative about this but let’s give the fella a chance.”