West Ham co-chairman David Gold has confirmed the signing of Ghana international Andre Ayew from Swansea for a reported fee of around £20m.
the Hammers’ manager Slaven Bilic revealed the Upton Park outfit were on the brink of sealing two new arrivals ahead of the Premier League kick-off next weekend.
And now Gold in an official statement on his twitter account has confirmed the arrival of the former Olympique Marseille man.
“André Morgan Ayew, also known as Dede Ayew is a Ghanaian international, joins West Ham on a four year deal.”
André Morgan Ayew, also known as Dede Ayew is a Ghanaian international, joins West Ham on a four year deal. dg pic.twitter.com/jL6pODUcR9
— David Gold (@davidgold) August 8, 2016
The 26-year-old was the Swans’ top scorer with 12 last season after signing on a free transfer from Marseille in 2015.
West boss Bilic in his Euro 2016 column for the Daily Mail admitted in June that he was chasing a top striker to take the side to the next level.
“Everyone knows we want a top-class striker. And if we can get a 20-goals-a-season man, there’s no reason why we can’t improve on last season and challenge the Premier League’s top teams.”
Ayew has been brought in to add some fire power to an attack that already features the likes of Andy Carroll, Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and fellow summer signing Sofiane Feghouli. The Hammers also signed Olympiacos left-back Arthur Masuaku on Monday.