- Maxwel Cornet will now play for West Ham United after he dumped Premier League rivals Burnley
- The Ivorian international joins the Hammers for an undisclosed fee after the club triggered his £17.5m release clause
- He was Burnley’s top scorer last season with nine goals in 28 appearances before the Clarets were relegated
Ivorian international Maxwel Cornet has officially joined West Ham United from English Premier League giants Burnley.
It was gathered that the 25-year-old signed a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee after paying his £17.5m release clause.
Maxwel arrived at Turf Moor from Lyon last August for £12.85m and was Burnley’s top scorer last season with nine goals in 28 appearances as the Clarets were relegated from the Premier League.
He spent more than seven seasons with Ligue 1 side Lyon, featuring in 252 games and scoring 51 goals for the French club.
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Cornet is delighted to switch to West Ham United. He said via BBC Sport:
“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,” said Cornet, who has scored six goals in 29 appearances for Ivory Coast.
“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.”
The Ivorian becomes West Ham’s fifth signing of the summer after striker Gianluca Scamacca, defender Nayef Aguerd, midfielder Flynn Downes, and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
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Publish date : 2022-08-06 09:25:11