West Ham United have announced the signing of Andre Ayew from Swansea City in a club record fee.
The Ghana forward has put pen to a paper on a three-year contract with a two-year option.
The 26-year-old forward moved to the Welsh outfit from Marseille in June 2015 and netted 12 goals in his first Premier League season.
According to West Ham co-chairman David Gold, Ayew’s transfer fee is £20.5m, eclipsing the £15m that the Hammers paid Liverpool for Andy Carroll.
“The club have a lot of ambition and have a great manager,” the Ghanaian told West Ham’s official website.
“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 on to another level and I want to be part of this project.”
Proud to be a WEST HAM player!✍🏿I thank GOD for having the opportunity to play for this great club!I am an IRON ⚒ 🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/bOb31RqMB4
— André Ayew (@AyewAndre) August 8, 2016
Ayew becomes the club’s ninth summer acquisition ahead of their first season at the London Stadium.