West Ham Complete Club Record £20.5m Andre Ayew Signing From Swansea City


West Ham United have completed a club record £20m signing of Swansea City striker Andre Ayew on a three-year deal with a two-year option, according to the Hammers official website.

West Ham have been in the market for a new striker all summer, and after seeing potential deals for Michy Batshuayi, Carlos Bacca and Alexandre Lacazette fall through, they have finally secured the services of a new forward.

The Ghana forward only joined the Welsh side last season on a free transfer, but made an immediate impact, being named the Premier League Player of the Month for August last season, and ultimately scoring 12 goals in 34 appearances during his first season in England.

Swansea have undergone major personnel changes in attack this summer, with Eder, Alberto Paloschi and Bafetimbi Gomis all leaving the Liberty Stadium. Francesco Guidolin has responded by signing Fernando Llorente and hopes to also complete the capture of Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston.

West Ham have also signed striker Ashley Fletcher, midfielder Havard Nordtveit,and wingers Sofiane Feghouli and Gokhan Tore this summer as manager Slaven Bilic looks to improve on the impressive seventh-placed finish of last season.

Before joining Swansea, Ayew played for Marseille between 2007-15, scoring 60 times in 202 appearances. Ayew has also been capped 67 times by Ghana.

He said: “I am very proud and happy to be at this magnificent Club. I am happy to be playing for these fans and I hope to make the people very happy here.

“The Club have a lot of ambition and have a great manager. They want to become a bigger Club every year and with the new Stadium and a new training ground, you can feel they are moving onto another level and I want to be part of this project.

“I want to train hard, do my job and show that I deserve to play for West Ham United. I want to give back to the manager and the fans the confidence they are showing me.”

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