Hammers confirm Cornet signing

West Ham United have confirmed the signing of the highly-rated Ivory Coast international Maxwel Cornet from Burnley.

The left-sided utility man has put pen to paper on a five-year deal with the London Stadium club with the option of another twelve months.
Previously with Metz and Olympique Lyonnais, Cornet has been capped 29 times for his country.

Speaking to www.whufc.com, Cornet enthused: “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.”

Meanwhile, 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.”

Brian Jeeves

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