Ayew nearly joined the Hammers last season, before moving to Swansea City, where he scored 12 Premier League goals, including in the 4-1 victory at Upton Park back in May.
But 12 months after considering a move to London, the Ghanian has now joined the club after agreeing a £20.5million switch from the Liberty Stadium, which has been confirmed by Jack Sullivan:
@AyewAndre is now a West Ham player, he has signed for £20.5m!!
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) August 8, 2016
It will be a record transfer for West Ham United, replacing the £15million spent on bringing Andy Carroll to the club from Liverpool. And it will be the club’s 7th signing this summer, as Slaven Bilic builds a team to manage in both the Premier League and UEFA Europa League.
The Hammers have been keen to add a striker this summer, and could well deploy Ayew as a centre-forward. He often played there last season for Swansea as a false-9, with then Swans forward Bafetimbi Gomis struggling for goals for the majority of the campaign.
Ayew scored on the first game of last season, away at Chelsea. West Ham travel to Chelsea for the first game of this new season on Monday.