Brand new West Ham signing announces he is really happy to join Moyes men
West Ham have signed Ivory Coast winger Maxwel Cornet from Burnley and he is delighted with the move to the club
West Ham have been doing alot of transfer business this summer as David Moyes seek to take the club to that next level – and Cornet becomes West Ham’s fifth signing of the summer after striker Gianluca Scamacca, defender Nayef Aguerd, midfielder Flynn Downes, and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
The 25-year-old arrived at Turf Moor from Lyon last August for £12.85m. He was Burnley’s top scorer last season with nine goals in 28 appearances as the Clarets were relegated from the Premier League.
Cornet spent seven and a half seasons at Lyon, playing 252 games and scoring 51 goals for the Ligue 1 club – but he was keen to stay in the Premier League and West Ham have signed him on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee after paying his £17.5m release clause.
Cornet, who can play as a left-winger, wing-back or full-back, has a further one-year option on his contract – but he has admitted that he is delighted to have signed with the Hammers this summer
“It’s a new step for me to join this big club and I’m really happy to be here, to be part of the project for the club. I’m just excited to start,” said Cornet, who has scored six goals in 29 appearances for Ivory Coast.
“Everyone knows the level here in the Premier League is very high and I want to play here for that, so I’m really happy to be here for the next stage in my career.”
West Ham can be very happy with the business that they have done this summer as Cornet is a very gifted player that is Premier League proven
This will be another great addition to that Hammers attack
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