Maxwel Cornet: West Ham sign Burnley winger for £17.5m on five-year deal

Maxwel Cornet has joined West Ham (credit: West Ham FC)

West Ham have completed the signing of Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet for £17.5m.

The 25-year-old has signed a five-year contract with an option for a further year and will wear the number 14 shirt for the Hammers.

Cornet completed his medical on Friday before finalizing personal terms to become David Moyes’ fifth major summer signing after Gianluca Scamacca (£35.5m), Nayef Aguerd (£30m) , Alphonse Areola (£10.5m) and Flynn Downes (£12m).

West Ham’s preference was initially thought to be a loan, but the club were willing to meet Cornet’s release clause.

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Maxwell Cornet (Credit: West Ham FC)
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Cornet will wear the number 14 shirt for his new team (Credit: West Ham FC)

“It’s a new step for me to join this great club and I’m very happy to be here, to be part of the club’s project. I’m excited to get started,” he said.

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

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

Cornet shone for Burnley last season despite their relegation, scoring nine goals and providing one assist in 26 appearances.

Maxwel Cornet scored Burnley's winner five minutes from time to give them hope of survival
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Cornet scored nine goals for Burnley last season

West Ham manager David Moyes added: “We are delighted to welcome Maxwel to West Ham United. He is a versatile player with good experience in both the Premier League and European football and will bring strength and quality to our team

“He made a huge impact with his performances at Burnley last season and has impressed me with his desire to improve and challenge himself further here at West Ham.

“We look forward to welcoming Maxwel to the group and wish him all the best in his career with us.”

Will Cornet play against Man City?

Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth:

“We don’t think Cornet checked in before noon [on Friday] so he is unlikely to play for West Ham against Manchester City super sunday.

“His first appearance is likely to be away at Nottingham Forest next weekend.”

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