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Medical set

  1. IMaxwel Cornet is set to undergo his medical with West Ham this evening ahead of his move from Burnley.

The Hammers have been in talks with the Championship club over a deal to buy the left wing-back.

C&H understand the two clubs have come to an agreement over the deal for Cornet, who had a £17.5m release clause embedded into his contract at Turf Moor.

Cornet is now set to travel to east London to have his medical and is poised to become the latest signing of a busy summer, barring any late, unforeseen hitches.

He was in impressive form for the Clarets last season, scoring nine goals in the Premier League despite their relegation to the second-tier.

Cornet was not included in Burnley’s squad for their opening game of the season, as they beat Huddersfield, and now looks set to move to the Irons.

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The wing-back, who can also play as a winger and as a striker, if needed, will join Alphonse Areola, Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes, and Gianluca Scamacca in joining the club this summer.

It remains to be seen if he can be registered in time to play any part in the game against Manchester City on Sunday.

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6 comments on “Medical set

  1. Funny how we can move fast when we want , than without Onana just stop are we mad

  2. Isn’t Cornet an ideal replacement for Masuaku ? ie no better. Just asking for opinions.

  3. Decent player but feels like an anticlimax when we should have been setting a medical for a World class young player.

    Will at least provide some cover, he’s not a wing back either he is an out and out winger or second striker. Adds some goal threat but we have Benrahma, Vlasic etc and still haven’t bought a left back or playmaker in CM am sure Newman has some Angelino unlike Moyes description looks like being sold to hoffenheim so clearly he is available for sale…

  4. The absolutely amazing thing about this transfer, is Burnley have already signed Cornet’s replacement. Before we have actually signed Cornet, Burnley have signed Manuel Benson from Antwerp to replace him. No fuss, No dramas, No on going on/off toing and throwing.
    Within a couple of hours the deal was done.
    That is a brilliant example of how to carry out a transfer.
    Preparation, professionalism and no leaking to the press.
    Shows our lot as a shower

  5. Exciting player going forward but I don’t think he is a left back, so I think we still need that position cover. Like the idea of him left midfield attack though. Progress!!

  6. Cor bunch of optimistic people here. Decent signing, agreed not the left back we need and would only work in a back 5, or on the wing, but decent price for a player with his ability, and only reason it took so long was because we were trying for Kostic. As soon as we accepted that wasnt gonna happen we got this deal sorted almost immediately. I’d like to bring in more players too but can’t fault any players brought in or the way we’ve done transfers this season.

    We’ve offered good money to players we want, but not fallen into the trap of paying out extortionate wages to players, and found alternatives instead. Onana and Lingard are perfect examples of this. Both wanted absurdly high wages, which would have not only most likely caused disharmony in the squad from more important, starting players on considerably less wages, and in the case of Onana, he would have been our youngest player, not starting, only 11 professional starts, earning more than anyone else in the team almost. The one thing i’ve learned over the past couple seasons, is Moyes doesn’t ‘mess about’ when it comes to transfers. He’s smart and knows when somethings a bad deal and not worth it, and knows when a player is. Sure not every transfers gonna work out, but that’s the same with every club in the world, but with the success rate Moyes has had since coming in, I have full faith in whatever vision and plans he has for the club. #InMoyesWeTrust

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