The former Ipswich Town left back made the move to Upton Park late last week and has already jetted out to France where the Hammers are undergoing some warm weather training.
After allowing both George McCartney and Pablo Armero to leave the club at the start of the summer, Sam Allardyce knew a left back was a priority and last season’s Championship team of the season full back appears to be the perfect fit.
The 24-year-old claims it was always his dream to play in the top flight and also can’t wait for East Enders to move to the Olympic Stadium.
“When I knew West Ham were interested it was an easy decision to make! Everyone knows it’s a massive club and a couple of years down the line they’ll have the new stadium too,” he told the club’s official site.
“It’s everyone’s ambition to play in the Premier League, and to play in front of 35,000 week in, week out, is a dream come true for me.
“I know we’ve got Spurs, Man City and Liverpool at home early on and there’s no such thing as an easy game in the Premier League, but I’m going to relish every one and hopefully I can play a big part in it.
“If you ask any player in the Football League, they want to play in the Premier League. Some people have to gradually go through the leagues and fortunately for me that’s the way it’s worked out so I can’t wait to get going.”