Andre 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'.
Andre 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.
Andre 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 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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