West Ham have accomplished the signing of Ukraine worldwide Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund for an undisclosed payment.
The 28-year-old ahead has agreed a four-year contract with the Premier League membership.
Yarmolenko’s switch to the London Stadium continues the recruitment drive of latest Hammers supervisor Manuel Pellegrini, which incorporates the arrival of Jack Wilshere.
“Of course, I am very happy to sign for West Ham United. West Ham is a big club with good fans and I am happy to come to play in the Premier League,” Yarmolenko informed the membership web site.
“The Premier League is the very best league on the earth and I do know that an attention-grabbing challenge is being constructed right here at West Ham.
“The team wants to achieve high things and I am excited for this challenge.”
A four-time Ukrainian footballer of the yr, Yarmolenko has scored 35 occasions in 77 video games for his nation and performed on the European Championship in each 2012 and 2016.
He moved to Dortmund final summer time – having spent nearly all of his profession taking part in in his homeland for Dynamo Kiev – and scored thrice in 18 Bundesliga appearances.
The tall attacker is the fifth new face in east London this summer time after the Hammers on Monday accomplished a deal for former Arsenal midfielder Wilshere having already introduced in goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and defenders Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks.
West Ham director of soccer Mario Husillos believes Yarmolenko is approaching the very best years of his profession.
“When we had the opportunity to sign him, we did not hesitate, because he really is the kind of player that we were looking for,” stated Husillos.
“He’s a left-footed participant however can play on the precise and could be very fast, superb one-on-one towards a defender. He offers the staff lots of attacking choices and scores objectives, is quick on the counter-attack and gives aerial risk along with his top.
“I believe he is joining us in the perfect moment. He is 28, the prime age for football, and we have great expectation about what he can achieve with West Ham United.”
Yarmolenko handed his Hammers medical through the membership’s pre-season tour of Switzerland and can be a part of his new team-mates on Thursday.
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