West Ham sign Andriy Yarmolenko on four-year deal

West Ham United's English Chairman David Gold takes his seat for the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Southampton at The London Stadium

West Ham United have completed the signing of winger Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund in what is their fifth summer signing, which has excited ex-Hammers striker Dean Ashton on Twitter.

West Ham did not disclose the fee they paid Dortmund to acquire the 28-year-old, although reports said it was around £17.5 million.

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 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.

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"Jack also knows the Premier League very well, and I know all our supporters will join me in welcoming them both to the London Stadium".

Yarmolenko, who spent the majority of his career at Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev, said he is looking forward to the challenge of playing in the Premier League. They become our fourth and fifth new signings of an already busy summer, after the additions of Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop and Lukasz Fabianski.

The Hammers have bolstered their squad with the additions of Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere, Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski and Issa Diop already this summer. And Brazilian Anderson could be next.

The club have also had a bid of £20m, rising to £25m, rejected for Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles.

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