Andre Ayew comments on his West Ham transfer, calls Slaven Bilic a great manager

Swansea's Andre Ayew in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Niall Ennis

Andre Ayew has left Swansea City for West Ham United.

Swansea City's Andre Ayew (L) celebrates scoring their first goal with Modou BarrowAndre Ayew (L) celebrates scoring their first goal with Modou Barrow

West Ham's new signing Andre Ayew has told the club's official website that he is delighted to have joined the Hammers, and called Slaven Bilic 'a great manager'.

Ayew, 26, snubbed West Ham last summer when his Marseille contract expired according to the Daily Mail, and chose to join Premier League rivals Swansea City instead.

Swansea's Andre Ayew in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Niall EnnisAndre Ayew in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Niall Ennis

The Ghanaian international enjoyed a superb first season in English football, scoring 12 goals and adding two assists in the Premier League, as his work rate and technical ability impressed fans and pundits alike.

Now, after just one year at the Liberty Stadium, Ayew is on the move again as he has finally joined West Ham, where he will reunite with his former Marseille team-mate Dimitri Payet.

Swansea's Andre Ayew scores their third goalAndre Ayew scores for Swansea against Liverpool

Capable of playing out wide or up front, Ayew is a versatile attacking option for West Ham, and will be a major boost to manager Slaven Bilic, who had been looking for more goals this summer.

Ayew's move - a three-year deal with an option for two more years after that - has been confirmed tonight, and he spoke to the West Ham official website after sealing the deal.

Ayew admitted that he was 'very proud and happy' to have signed for West Ham, with the Hammers confirming that they have paid a club-record £20.5m to sign the forward this evening.

Andre Ayew celebrates scoring the second goal for SwanseaAndre Ayew celebrates scoring the second goal for Swansea against West Ham

Ayew added that West Ham have a 'great manager' in Slaven Bilic, and wants to show fans that he deserves to play for the Hammers, who Ayew feels are 'moving onto another level' following their move from Upton Park to the London Stadium.

"I am very proud and happy to be at this magnificent Club," said Ayew. "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," he added.

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