West Ham have signed Swansea's Andre Ayew on a four-year deal for a club record fee of £20.5million. BREAKING: West Ham United h...
West Ham have signed Swansea's Andre Ayew on a four-year deal for a club record fee of £20.5million.
BREAKING: West Ham United have signed @AyewAndre for a club-record fee ➡️ https://t.co/6YpFnxuwN0 ⚒ pic.twitter.com/rSuyqjSipc— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) August 8, 2016
After big money bids for Alexandre Lacazette, Michy Batshuayi and Carlos Bacca were rejected earlier on this summer, Slaven Bilic decided to continue his pursuit for a striker slightly closer to home with Ayew.
The Ghana forward joined the Welsh side on a free transfer last season and made a considerable impact in the Premier League, scoring 12 goals in 34 appearances.
Speaking about his move, Ayew told West Ham's official website: '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 they also 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.
Swansea have reacted quickly to the sale of their star-man, having agreed a club record £15m fee with Atletico Madrid for the signature of Borja Baston.
The 23-year-old striker scored 18 goals in 34 appearances for La Liga minnows Eibar last season and is due for a medical with the Welsh side in the coming days.