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Done deal: Cornet signs

West Ham have signed Maxwel Cornet from Burnley.

The Hammers have confirmed the signing of the Ivory Coast international from the relegated side.

The Irons agreed to pay his release clause, which was worth £17.5m, and he has now become the club’s fifth signing of the summer.

Cornet joins Gianluca Scamacca, Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes and Alphonse Areola as David Moyes looks to reshape his squad ahead of the start of the Premier League season.

He has signed a five-year contract at the club, with a further one-year option, and can play as a left-back and a left winger.

Cornet will wear the No.14 shirt and has expressed his delight at signing for the Hammers as he returns to the Premier League.

He told the club’s official website: “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.

“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.

“It will be amazing to play in front of 62,500 fans at London Stadium. I played here for Burnley last season and I can’t wait to experience it as a West Ham player.”

Cornet scored nine goals in the Premier League last season, but it is not clear if he has been registered in time to play against Manchester City this weekend; the Irons have not made that clear.

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

2 comments on “Done deal: Cornet signs

  1. Another one over the line. I’ve got to say that despite a seemingly sluggish start this window is developing nicely.

  2. With all of the nonsense during this transfer window, the players who have joined this club are valued and respected for believing in this project and wanting to be part of it.

    Welcome to West Ham United Max ⚒⚒

    Frankfurt 1 – 6 Bayern Munich, this evening. Good luck Kostic 😉

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