Official | Maxwel Cornet joins West Ham United from Burnley

According to an official statement from the club, West Ham United have announced the signing of Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet (25) on a 5-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Yesterday the Ivorian agreed to join the Premier League side, and quickly concluded final negotiations with a medical being performed the same day. 

It’s a quick return to the Premier League for Cornet, who was relegated with Burnley to the EFL Championship last season after joining from Lyon for a €15m fee. The winger made a total of 28 appearances for the Clarets, managing to score nine goals in the Premier League and provide two assists.

Everton were reported as willing to pay the player’s €21m release clause (which was set in case of relegation) earlier in the transfer window, which did not materialise.

Having joined from Metz in January 2015, across 252 senior games in all competitions for Lyon, the now 25-year-old Cornet managed 51 goals and 29 assists has represented France at every youth level between the under 15s and under 21s.

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