• West Ham United sign Andre Ayew in club record deal

    by  • August 9, 2016 • Football

    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.”

    Ayew becomes the club’s ninth summer acquisition ahead of their first season at the London Stadium.