West Ham completed their fifth signing of a very productive window on Wednesday, as they brought in Andriy Yarmolenko from German heavyweight Borussia Dortmund.
The 28-year-old is a right-winger set for his first taste of the Premier League after joining the Hammers, and will link up with fellow new boys Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Ryan Fredericks and Jack Wilshere at the London Stadium.
The left-footed ace has already called out to his new supporters on social media by asking the West Ham fans if they are behind him.
“I’m ready for a new challenge. Great club, wonderful fans, best league. Together to the top. You are together with me?” Yarmolenko wrote on his personal Twitter account.
I’m ready for a new challenge great club, wonderful fans, best league. Together to the top . You are together with me ? pic.twitter.com/z7jpNMjr0P— Andriy Yarmolenko (@Yarmolenko_9) July 11, 2018
Yarmolenko has departed Dortmund after just one season, scoring six goals and supplying six assists in 26 appearances.
The Ukraine international is most recognised for his time with Dynamo Kyiv, as he managed a stunning 137 goals and 90 assists in 340 appearances.
He has a natural instinct in the final third to finish and has strong trickery, but is also a physical player that may draw some comparison with current West Ham ace Marko Arnautovic.
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is certainly not taking his foot off the gas in the summer transfer window and Yarmolenko’s capture is another big statement.