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West Ham sign Burnley winger Cornet for £17.5m – Sporting Life

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West Ham have completed the signing of Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet for £17.5m .

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The 25-year-old has signed a five-year contract with a further one-year option and will wear the No 14 shirt for the Hammers.

Cornet completed his medical on Friday before finalising personal terms to become David Moyes’ fifth major summer signing following Gianluca Scamacca (£35.5m), Nayef Aguerd (£30m), Alphonse Areola (£10.5m) and Flynn Downes (£12m).

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Initially, it was thought West Ham’s preference was a loan, but the club were prepared to meet Cornet’s release clause.

“It’s a new step for me to join this big club and I’m really happy to be ., to be part of the project for the club. I’m just excited to start,” he said.

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“Everyone knows the level . in the Premier League is very high and I want to . . for that, so I’m really happy to be . for the next stage in my career.

“It will be amazing to . in front of 62,500 fans at London Stadium. I .ed . for Burnley last season and I can’t wait to experience it as a West Ham .er.”

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Cornet shone for Burnley last season despite their relegation, scoring nine goals and contributing one assist in 26 appearances.

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West Ham manager David Moyes added: “We are delighted to welcome Maxwel to West Ham United. He is a versatile .er with good experience, both in the Premier League and in European football, and will add strength and quality to our squad.

“He made a big impact with his performances for Burnley last season and he has impressed me with his desire to improve and challenge himself further . at West Ham.

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

 

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