West Ham’s latest arrival Max Kilman has spoken of his delight in making the move to east London and has shared what fans can expect from him.

The 27 year old completed his £40m move from Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend, becoming the clubs 3rd capture of the summer so far, and it was known to be a key piece of business that Julen Lopetegui wanted to get done.

The defender is very aware of the pressures that come with joining a club the size of West Ham, and with the high expectations that are now instilled within the club.

“I think it’s a perfect time to implement how I want to be and, I’m sure, I’ve heard some really good things, some of the staff have told me how close the team is together, so, I can’t wait just to fit in and get along with everyone,” Kilman told the clubs Official Website.

“I’m so delighted to be here, and I just want to improve as a player and make sure we can achieve as much as we can as a Club and keep making the right steps forward and progress to new heights.”

Kilman is regarded as a player who could well be named captain under Lopetegui – and he’s shared what kind of style the players and fans can expect from him on the pitch.

“I am definitely more of a calm leader and not like a typical old school leader,” said Kilman. “I have a bit of both, so that when I need to be firm I can be and like to try and help the younger players out and show my 110 per cent effort both in training and games and hopefully that leads by example.”

Kilman now gets down to work as the players head to Austria for fitness work as part of our pre-season schedule – and he can’t wait to get started as a Hammer when we kick off again next month.

“I just can’t wait to play in front of 62,500 fans, do my best and give everything for this Club,” he added.