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Official: West-Ham sign Andriy Yarmolenko for £17.5m from Borrusia Dormtund in a 4-year deal

West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund.

The 28-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year deal at the London Stadium after West Ham’s bid in the region of £17.5million was accepted by the Bundesliga giants.

A deal was concluded after the player’s agent, Shbalii Vadim, travelled to the Hammers’ Switzerland pre-season training base to finalise terms. West Ham hope to follow the signing with the £40m capture of Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson.
‘West Ham is a big club with good fans and I am happy to come to play in the Premier League,’ Yarmolenko told the club website upon his arrival.

‘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.’

Dortmund also took to their social media outlets to confirm the deal, while wishing the player good luck for his future endeavors in the Premier League.
Yarmolenko stands as the fifth signing in what has already been a busy summer for the east London club, with new manager Manuel Pellgerini looking to overhaul his squad.

Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop, Lukasz Fabianksi and Jack Wilshere have already arrived at the London Stadium in recent weeks. And Brazilian Anderson could be next.
Yarmolenko only joined Dortmund last summer in a deal worth £23m, following his departure from Dynamo Kiev.

The Hammers also recently had a £25m bid rejected from Newcastle for their captain Jamaal Lascelles.

The Magpies have stood firm on their stance that the defender would not be sold, despite widespread interest.

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