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DONE DEAL: Andriy Yarmolenko 'very happy' to make West Ham move

West Ham have completed the signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Andriy Yarmolenko.

New Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has swooped to make Yarmolenko his fifth addition since taking over at the London Stadium. He joins for £22m.

The 28-year-old had previously attracted the attention of the likes of Barcelona and Arsenal but has now committed himself to West Ham until 2022.

He said: “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."

Director of Football Mario Husillos believes the capture of Yarmolenko illustrates West Ham's ambition to challenge the best.

“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," said Husillos.

“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."

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