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West Ham have completed the signing of Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund.
The Hammers have reported to have agreed to pay the Bundesliga club £17.5million for the Ukraine international, who has signed a four-year deal to move to the London Stadium.
“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," he told the club's official website.
"The Premier League is the best league in the world and I know that an interesting project is being built here at West Ham. The team wants to achieve high things and I am excited for this challenge."
Yarmolenko signed for Dynamo Kyiv in 2006 and in ten years at the club he scored more than 175 goals and over 100 assists, before agreeing a four-year deal to join Dortmund in August 2017. However, just a year into the contract he will move to the Premier League.
“We are very happy to welcome Andriy. 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,” West Ham's Director of Football Mario Husillos commented.
“He is a left-footed player but can play on the right and is very quick, very good one-on-one against a defender. He gives the team a lot of attacking options and scores goals, is fast on the counter-attack and provides aerial threat with his height.
“He also has very good experience, of playing for big teams and fighting for titles. At Dortmund, he had some good matches but perhaps didn’t quite show his very best. However, I think Manuel Pellegrini is the perfect coach for Andriy and his style of play.
“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."
West Ham host Manchester United in the Premier League live on BT Sport on the eir sport pack on Saturday, 29 September [kick-off 12.30pm].
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