Tuesday 27 September 2016

West Ham complete signing of Swansea forward Andre Ayew

Published 08/08/2016 | 21:26

West Ham have completed the signing of Swansea forward Andre Ayew
West Ham have completed the signing of Swansea forward Andre Ayew

West Ham have completed the signing of Swansea forward Andre Ayew.

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The Ghana international scored 12 Premier League goals for the Swans last season, having joined the club in June 2015.

Hammers co-chairman David Gold confirmed the transfer on Twitter, writing: "André Morgan Ayew, also known as Dede Ayew is a Ghanaian international, joins West Ham on a four year deal."

Ayew joins West Ham for a club-record fee, reported to be £20million, having agreed a three-year deal.

"I am very proud and happy to be at this magnificent club," Ayew said. "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."

Ayew, who played alongside Dimitri Payet at Marseille before joining Swansea on a free transfer last year, becomes West Ham's sixth signing of the summer as they prepare for their opening campaign at the London Stadium.

Striker Ashley Fletcher, midfielder Havard Nordtveit, and wingers Sofiane Feghouli and Gokhan Tore have already joined the Hammers this summer, while French left-back Arthur Masuaku was also announced on a four-year deal earlier on Monday.

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