Date: 9th August 2016 at 8:54am
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West Ham United have completed the signing of Ghana international Andre Ayew for a club-record fee of £20.5m.

The Premier League side, who finished seventh in the English top-flight standings last term, have landed the Swansea City forward on a four-year deal ahead of the forthcoming 2016/17 campaign this weekend.

The 26-year-old, who has 67 international caps for his country, scored scored an impressive 12 goals and provided five assists in 35 appearances in all competitions for the Swans last season.

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Ayew, who arrived at the Liberty Stadium only last June on a free transfer from Marseille, is now the Hammers’ most expensive player of all-time after his £20.5m transfer fee surpassed the club’s expenditure on striker Andy Carroll from Liverpool (£15m) back in 2013.

He told the club’s official website, “I am very proud and happy to be at this magnificent Club.

“I am happy to be playing for these fans and I hope to make the people very happy here.

“The club have a lot of ambition and have a great manager. They want to become a bigger Club every year and with the new Stadium and a new training ground, you can feel they are moving onto another level and I want to be part of this project.

“I want to train hard, do my job and show that I deserve to play for West Ham United. I want to give back to the manager and the fans the confidence they are showing me.”

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