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West Ham have confirmed the signing of Ivory Coast winger Maxwel Cornet from Burnley on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee after paying his £17.5m release clause.


Cornet, who has scored six goals in 29 appearances for Ivory Coast, told the club’s website:

It’s a new step for me to join this big Club and I’m really happy to be here, to be part of the project for the Club. I’m just excited to start.

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

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

Hammers boss David Moyes added:

We are delighted to welcome Maxwel to West Ham United. He is a versatile player 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 here at West Ham.

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


Cornet, who becomes West Ham’s fifth signing of the summer after striker Gianluca Scamacca, defender Nayef Aguerd, midfielder Flynn Downes, and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, was Burnley’s top scorer last season with nine goals in 28 appearances as the Clarets were relegated from the English Premier League.

He spent seven and a half seasons at Lyon, playing 252 games and scoring 51 goals for the Ligue 1 club.

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