West Ham Sign Wolves defender Kilman for £40m

West Ham have completed the signing of Wolves captain Max Kilman for £40m on a seven-year contract.

The defender is reunited with Hammers manager Julen Lopetegui, who made him skipper while head coach at Molineux.

Wolves rejected West Ham's opening bid of £25m but accepted the improved offer for the player they signed from Maidenhead for £40,000 in 2018. 

The National League side are also due to bank a 10% sell-on of £4m from the deal.

Kilman, 27, said: "It’s an amazing feeling to be a West Ham United player.

“As soon as I was aware of the interest from the club, it was an opportunity I was keen to pursue, so I couldn’t be more delighted to be here.

“I really enjoyed working with Julen during his time at Wolves. He’s a top-class coach and someone I learned a lot from, and I am confident I will continue to improve as a player under his management here.”

Kilman made 151 appearances for Wolves, scoring three goals, since making his debut in May 2019.