West Ham seal £17.5m move for Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet with Ivory Coast star signing five year deal

West Ham seal £17.5m move for Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet with the Ivory Coast star hailing the ‘next step’ in his career as he pens five-year deal in east London

West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Maxwel Cornet from Burnley for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old player – who can appear as a left winger, wing-back or full-back – has signed a five-year contract at the London Stadium, with a further one year option.

‘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,’ the Ivory Coast international told the Hammers website. 

Maxwel Cornet has signed a five-year contract with West Ham after his move from Burnley

‘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.’

The Ivory Coast international will wear the number 14 shirt for the Hammers this season

The Ivory Coast international will wear the number 14 shirt for the Hammers this season

Cornet has over 300 previous appearances for clubs including Metz and Olympique Lyonnais

Cornet has over 300 previous appearances for clubs including Metz and Olympique Lyonnais

Cornet was Burnley's top scorer last season, scoring nine times in his first year for the Clarets

Cornet was Burnley’s top scorer last season, scoring nine times in his first year for the Clarets

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