Report: West Ham to bolster attack with addition of Andre Ayew

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West Ham was on the verge of Champions League football last season, but the club is looking to take the next step this year after reportedly making another key acquisition ahead of the 2016/17 Premier League campaign.

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According to BBC, the Hammers are closing in on a deal for Swansea City attacker Andre Ayew, who led the Swans in finishes last season with 12. The two sides are said to have agreed on a deal worth roughly $26 million, with West Ham now finalizing personal terms for Ayew.

While the loss would be a massive blow to Swansea ahead of next weekend’s season kick off against newcomers Burnley, Ayew will provide the Hammers with another viable attacking option to compliment French superstar Dimitri Payet.

The Hammers haven’t been overly busy during the transfer window, however, the additions of wingers Sofiane Feghouli and Gokhan Tore over the summer, as well as securing 20-year-old striker Ashley Fletcher from Manchester United has given the team some solid options to go along with the seventh-place squad from a season ago.