Ayew is a Hammer: Andre completes move

West Ham United have smashed their transfer record to land Swansea forward Andre Ayew.

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The 26-year-old winger is the latest arrival in a busy summer for the Hammers, who have agreed to pay 20.5million in order to complete the deal.

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And that sum easily beats the club’s previous record outlay of £15million, paid to Liverpool for Andy Carroll three years ago following a successful season on loan.

News of Ayew’s impending arrival was announced via twitter by Jack Sullivan, son of co-owner David Sullivan:

@AyewAndre is now a West Ham player, he has signed for £20.5m!!

— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) August 8, 2016

West Ham’s interest in the Ghanaian international was confirmed yesterday by Slaven Bilic prior to the friendly against Juventus, which the visitors won 3-2.

“We are very close to signing Andre Ayew from Swansea,” he said, adding: “It’s almost done, but until it’s done it’s never done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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