West Ham United target Gignac ends speculation by confirming new club

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Former Marseille striker André-Pierre Gignac has ended speculation of a transfer to a number of Premier League clubs by confirming he has signed for Mexican side Tigres.

Transfer news surrounding Gignac had been rife with the likes of Newcastle, West Ham and even Liverpool linked with the 29-year-old’s signature.

Gignac, who was a free agent after deciding not to renew his contract with Marseille, took to Twitter to express his delight:


Incredible reception, thanks to all the Libres y Lokos (Tigres fans), to the Incomparables and to the city of Monterrey! We are going to do great things #IamTigre

Tigres had announced the deal the day before, with the player arriving to undergo a medical earlier today.

The Frenchman finished as Ligue 1’s second top scorer last season with a total of 21 goals, only losing out to one of Europe’s most in-demand forwards Alexandre Lacazette.

The move will force other clubs linked with a move for Gignac to look elsewhere. Liverpool have been heavily linked with Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke on the back of signing Danny Ings and the return of Divock Origi from a loan spell at Lille.

Newcastle are reportedly interested in bringing in Watford’s Troy Deeney, while West Ham are said to be eyeing up a move for Chelsea’s Loïc Rémy.