West Ham's Maiga loaned to Metz
West Ham United's Malian striker Modibo Maiga (left) vies for the ball with Sunderland's Swedish midfielder Sebastian Larsson during their English Premier League match at Upton Park in London on December 14, 2013 - by Ben Stansall
Maiga joins Metz after spending the second half of last season loaned out to Queen Park Rangers, who joined West Ham in the Premier League aster gaining promotion from the Championship.
The 26-year-old forward has already had experience of France's top flight, playing for Le Mans and Sochaux.
Last week West Ham signed Metz's Senegal striker Diafra Sakho for an undisclosed fee.