West Ham Complete Maxwel Cornet Signing From Burnley

West Ham United have signed Maxwel Cornet from championship side Burnley for £17.5m.

The Ivory Coast international winger has signed a five-year contract at the London Stadium after just one season with the Clarets.

Cornet joined Burnley from Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon last summer and scored nine goals in 26 Premier League outings but could not prevent them from suffering relegation.

The former France u-21 international also attracted interest from Everton and Newcastle United but it is David Moyes' side who have won the race for his signature ahead of their Premier League opener against Manchester City on Sunday.

"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 25-year-old said after the completion of his move.

"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."

West Ham manager 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 will wear the number 14 jersey, is West Ham's fifth summer signing after Flynn Downes, Nayef Aguerd, Gianluca Scamacca and Alphonse Areola.

Cornet has won 29 caps for the Ivory Coast national team, scoring six goals.

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