NAYEF AGUERD penned an emotional farewell to Rennes fans ahead of his £30million West Ham switch.
The Moroccan centre-back, 26, completed his medical in London this week and the deal is expected to be announced on Monday.
In a social media statement, the 19-cap international wrote: “It is with great emotion I announce to you I have played my last match in Rennes colours.
“It’s a difficult decision as I have spent some exceptional times here since my arrival in August 2020.
“I would like to thank the whole club from the bottom of my heart.
“My team-mates who I have fought 80 fights with in the last two seasons and who will remain my second family.
“The supporters, for their unwavering support in the good and bad times and all the club’s employees.
“I gave everything from the first to the last day in matches and in training, on and off the pitch and will be your first supporter.
“I sincerely wish you the best. Forever. Nayef.”
SunSport revealed last month that the Hammers were closing in on the signing of the Rennes centre-back in a deal worth up to £30million.
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Reports had emerged in recent days that Newcastle had been hoping to hijack the move at the eleventh hour.
West Ham boss David Moyes though appears to have got his man after being keen to recruit Aguerd last summer.
The defender played 40 games in all competitions for Rennes during the recent campaign.