West Ham United sign Ivory Coast international Maxwel Cornet
West Ham United are delighted to confirm the signing of the Ivory Coast international Maxwel Cornet.
The 25-year-old, who can play as a left-winger, wing-back or full-back, joins Burnley on a five-year deal with an additional one-year option for an undisclosed fee.
A proven and thrilling performer at the highest level, Cornet made over 300 senior club appearances for Metz, Olympique Lyonnais and Burnley, scoring 61 goals and 31 assists, and played 29 times for his country, scoring six times.
A standout performer for Burnley in the Premier League last season, Cornet – who will wear the number 14 shirt – relishes the opportunity to continue his already impressive career at the London Stadium.
“It’s a new step for me to join this great Club and I’m really happy to be here, to be part of the Club’s project. I’m just excited to start,” he said.
“Everyone knows the level here in the Premier League is very high and I want to play here for that, so I’m really happy to be here for the next stage of my career.
“It will be amazing to play in front of 62,500 fans at the London Stadium. I played here for Burnley last season and can’t wait to experience it as a West Ham player.