Hawa Cissoko has started training with her new club West Ham
20 July 2020

West Ham sign France international Hawa Cissoko

West Ham United have signed France international Hawa Cissoko ahead of the 2020-21 Women’s Super League season. 

The 23 year-old defender has come from ASJ Soyaux where she made 41 appearances. 

She has also spent time at Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Marseille.

On her signing, she said: “It makes me very happy to join West Ham United. I know West Ham is a big club and it is a dream for me to come here and play in England.”

Head coach Matt Beard added: "I am delighted to welcome Hawa to West Ham. Hawa is a versatile defender who can offer something a bit different to what we have had in our back-line. She is a very athletic player who doesn’t mind a tackle and comes with a great energy. 

"She can also play centre-back and left-back too, which is fantastic for us and gives us options across the defence. 

“Hawa is also a fantastic character too with a brilliant personality. She already has the rest of the team laughing and I think she’s going to be a great addition to our squad.”

The star has also earned two international senior caps and was part of the squad who won the Under-19 European Championship in 2016. 

She is the Irons’ fourth signing of the summer, following Australian goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold, defender Maz Pacheco and midfielder Katerina Svitkova.

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