West Ham break club transfer record signing £20.5m striker

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West Ham broke their club transfer record after signing Andre Ayew from Swansea City for £20.5 million according to the official club website.

Per the source, the Ghana international forward has signed for the East London based outfit on a three-year contract which included an additional two-year option.

Ayew had an impressive debut season at Swansea last season scoring 12 goals and providing five assists in all competitions last season.

The powerful striker will not be a complete stranger to the West Ham team having played together with Hammers star man Dimitri Payet.

The 26-year-old revealed that he was delighted to have joined West Ham and praised Slaven Bilic as being a ‘great manager’.

Ayew also revealed that he is looking forward to playing in the new stadium this season.

The forward was quoted as saying: “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.”

West Ham have had a busy summer bringing in the likes of Sofiane Feghouli, Arthur Masuaku, Havard Nordtveit, Manuel Lanzini as well as Gokhan Tore on loan from Besiktas.

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