West Ham beat Premier League clubs to the signing of Maxwel Cornet

West Ham United have completed the signing of Burnley forward Maxwel Cornet for £17.5m.

The London club activated the release clause in the Ivory Coast star’s Clarets contract and the 25-year-old has signed a five-year contract with a further one-year option with the Hammers, reports Sky Sports.

Cornet has opted for the number 14 shirt in David Moyes’ squad and will likely make his debut against Nottingham Forest next week.

The forward leaves Burnley after just one season, which resulted in the Clarets getting relegated to the Championship. The 25-year-old played 26 times in the…

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