Cheikhou Kouyaté and Max Meyer have signed for Crystal Palace in a midfield double-swoop by the club.

The former comes to Selhurst Park from West Ham United on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee following a World Cup campaign with Senegal in Russia.

Meanwhile the latter becomes Roy Hodgson’s third summer arrival, the first being Vicente Guaita and takes the no7 shirt vacated by Yohan Cabaye.

Kouyaté said: “I'm so happy. It's been a long day but now everything is good and I'm very excited to start with my new teammates.

"This is the right time to move because I needed a new challenge. I have good memories of West Ham but I need to come here and give my best because I like the Crystal Palace project.

"I know the manager and I know he'll be a good manager. I spoke to Pape Souaré yesterday and he told me I had to come and now I'm here and I'm very happy."

The 28-year-old played 129 times for the Hammers in the Premier League across four seasons, scoring 12 goals in that time.

Meyer, 22, comes to south London from FC Schalke 04 in Germany on a three-year deal where he scored 22 times and provided 24 assists in 192 outings.

He said: “I feel really good and I'm happy to be here. I can't wait to start training with the team and I hope I'll have a good season.

"I'm proud to be here and I hope I can make the next step in my career. I want to give my best and I think we can have a good season - maybe better than the last.

"I played at Selhurst Park last season for Schalke and the atmosphere was perfect, and I can't wait to experience the atmosphere for a Premier League game."