West Ham affirm the signing of Maxwel Cornet on a five-year deal

West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet on a five-year contract.

The 25-year-old, who can play on both wing as properly as full-back or wing-back, arrives on the London Stadium after West Ham triggered the £17.5m launch clause in his Burnley contract – one which grew to become lively following the Clarets’ relegation to the Championship.

Cornet’s contract consists of an possibility to lengthen for an additional 12 months and the Ivorian, who will put on the quantity 14 shirt, has expressed his delight at signing for the Hammers.

“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,” stated Cornet. “Everybody knows that 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 step in my career.

“It can be incredible to play in entrance of 62,500 followers on the London Stadium. I performed right here for Burnley final season and I can not wait to expertise it as a West Ham participant.”

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West Ham manager David Moyes, who has already signed Gianluca Scamacca, Nayef Aguerd, Alphonse Areola and Flynn Downes this summer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Maxwel to West Ham United. He is a flexible participant with good expertise, each in Premier League and in European soccer, and can add energy and high quality to our squad.

“He made a big effect along with his performances for Burnley final season and he has impressed me along with his need to enhance and problem himself additional right here at West Ham.

“We look forward to bringing Maxwel into the group and wish him all the best in his career with us.”

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