By Dominic Toner
A West Ham insider have revealed the club have signed Andre Ayew in a deal that shatters their transfer record – and supporters are delighted on Twitter.
Jack Sullivan, son of West Ham chief David Sullivan, has confirmed on his personal Twitter account that the Hammers have landed Ayew from Swansea for £20.5million.
@AyewAndre is now a West Ham player, he has signed for £20.5m!!
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) August 8, 2016
The deal for Ayew will break the London club’s transfer record by £5million, as it usurps the £15.5million spent on signing Andy Carroll from Liverpool in 2013.
This comes after club announced the singing of defender Arthur Masuaku on Monday which was greeted with positivity on Twitter from fans.
West Ham fans were particularly pleased to hear the club had finally brought in a player who will add a goal threat to their front line.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— ⚒Rob Ratcliff⚒ (@71_rsr) August 8, 2016
Get in signed Andre Ayew for 20M get in lads
— Callan (@CxIlan) August 8, 2016
Andre Ayew. Very pleased with that
— Ollie (@owiddo96) August 8, 2016
Andre Ayew is a quality signing!
— Dan. (@dthomson123) August 8, 2016
— Joe (@WZRD_JOE) August 8, 2016
Andre Ayew is a cracking signing #COYI
— Sam Jim Ward (@SamJimW) August 8, 2016
— Jamie Colkett (@Jamie_Colkett) August 8, 2016
Glad we’ve signed you @AyewAndre, but if you’d made the right decision last summer then we could have saved £20.5m
— Craig (@ManLikeBurke) August 8, 2016
— Tony Pezzolesi (@TonyHammer61) August 8, 2016
Ayew, who plays predominantly on the left wing, was thought to be interested in West Ham last summer before eventually joining Swansea on a free transfer.
The Swansea hitman scored 12 goals last season in all competitions and caught the attention of the Hammers during their extensive search for a top class striker.
West Ham have been very public in their pursuit of a top drawer frontman this summer and have reportedly failed in bids to bring the likes of AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca, Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Michy Batshuayi to the club.
Slaven Bilic could include the forward in their opening league fixture on 15 August against London rivals Chelsea.
In other West Ham transfer news, a Premier League veteran has been given a trial with the club.