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OFFICIAL: Yarmolenko signs for West Ham in £17.5m deal

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Pin Andriy Yarmolenko has joined West Ham from Borussia Dortmund. WHUFC
Andriy Yarmolenko has joined West Ham from Borussia Dortmund. WHUFC

OFFICIAL: Yarmolenko signs for West Ham in £17.5m deal

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West Ham have signed Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund, making the Ukrainian their fifth signing of the summer.

As Manuel Pellegrini continues to stamp his mark on West Ham, the club have made another signing, shortly after announcing that Jack Wilshere had joined. 

The latest addition, following Wilshere, Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski and Issa Diop into the London Stadium, is Andriy Yarmolenko

Yarmolenko is an Ukrainian winger who previously played at Borussia Dortmund. The 28-year-old only arrived at Dortmund last year, joining from Dynamo Kiev, and scored three league goals in the 17/18 season.

He now moves to West Ham after completing a medical at their training camp in Switzerland, signing on a four-year contract. The fee is undisclosed, but 'Sky Sports' report it to be worth £17.5m.

"West Ham is a big club with good fans and I am happy to come to play in the Premier League," Yarmolenko said as the move was announced on Wednesday.

"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."

West Ham's director of football, Mario Husillos, stated that Yarmolenko is a perfect fit for the club. "He really is the kind of player that we were looking for," he said.

"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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