Burnley forward Maxwel Cornet completes West Ham switch

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Burnley forward Maxwel Cornet completes West Ham switch
Burnley forward Maxwel Cornet completes West Ham switch

Burnley forward Maxwel Cornet has completed a move to West Ham United for an undisclosed fee.

The Ivory Coast international joined the Clarets from Lyon and quickly became a fan favourite at Turf Moor, scoring nine goals in 28 appearances.

“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,” he told the club’s website.

“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.”

Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Nick Pope and Nathan Collins have also left Turf Moor this summer following relegation to the Championship.

Manager 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.”

The Clarets are back in action tomorrow afternoon when they welcome Luton Town to Turf Moor (KO 3pm).

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