Ayew not bothered by West Ham price tag

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

The forward completed a move to West Ham United on Tuesday and is determined to impress his new club.

Swansea's Andre Ayew scores their third goalAyew scored 12 goals for Swansea last season

New West Ham United signing Andre Ayew has told the club's official website he is not phased by his £20.5 million price tag.

The forward, who nearly joined the Hammers for nothing last summer before opting for a move to Swansea City, completed a move from South Wales on Tuesday following weeks of speculation surrounding his future.

Andre Ayew scores the first goal for Swansea

Reports had even linked the Ghanaian with a move to Antonio Conte's Chelsea, but West Ham showed a determination to get their man, shelling out a club-record transfer fee to secure his services.

But the 26-year-old insists he is only focused on his performances on the pitch rather than the circumstances of his arrival in East London.

"What is important is the field. I need to do my job, train hard and be ready to prove that I deserve to play for West Ham - that's what's important," Ayew told the club's official website.

Andre Ayew celebrates scoring the second goal for Swansea

"The fee is talks between the clubs, not me. My issue is to make sure I give back the coach and the fans the confidence they have given to me and make the West Ham fans proud."

Ayew, who scored 12 goals during his first season in English football, joins in time for what will be one of the most defining season's in West Ham's history, with the club set to embark on their first campaign since moving into the London Stadium.

And he admits the potential of the club was one of the key attractions.

General view of a West Ham fan

"I think it's the ambition of the club, the great manager that the club has and the thought of becoming a better club every year," he added.

"I can see West Ham has been growing for the past few years - the stadium, the training ground, we can feel the club is getting to another dimension and I want to be part of this project."

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