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Ayew is a Hammer: Andre completes move

Filed: Monday, 8th August 2016
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United have smashed their transfer record to land Swansea forward Andre Ayew on a three-year contract.

The 26-year-old winger is the latest arrival in a busy summer for the Hammers, who have agreed to pay 20.5million in order to complete the deal which contains an additional two-year extension option.

And that sum easily beats the club's previous record outlay of 15million, paid to Liverpool for Andy Carroll three years ago following a successful season on loan.

News of Ayew's impending arrival was announced via twitter by Jack Sullivan, son of co-owner David Sullivan:

West Ham's interest in the Ghanaian international was confirmed yesterday by Slaven Bilic prior to the friendly against Juventus, which the visitors won 3-2.

"We are very close to signing Andre Ayew from Swansea," he said, adding: "It's almost done, but until it's done it's never done!

West Ham United: top ten record transfer fees

1. Andre Ayew (Swansea, 2016) - 20.5m
2. Andy Carroll (Liverpool, 2013) - 15.5m
3. Enner Valencia (CF Pachua, 2014) - 12m
4. Matt Jarvis (Wolves, 2012) - 10.75m
5. Dimitri Payet (Marseille, 2015) - 10.7m
6. Manuel Lanzini (Al Jazira, 2016) - 9m
7. Angelo Ogbonna (Juventus, 2015) - 8.5m
8. Craig Bellamy (Liverpool, 2007) - 7.5m
9. Dean Ashton (Norwich City, 2006); Scott Parker (Newcastle Utd, 2007); Cheikhou Kouyate (Anderlecht, 2014); Michail Antonio (Nott'm Forest, 2015) - 7m

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