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West Ham get sixth signing of the summer in Albian Ajeti


West Ham have made their sixth signing of the summer in the capture of Swiss striker Albian Ajeti who has joined from FC Basel.

He's signed on a four-year deal with the option to go for a further two years in a deal believed to be worth over €8 million.

The Swiss international had been part of the national side that took part in the Nations League finals in Portugal in June. Last season for his club Basel, the 22-year-old made over 70 appearances across two spells with the side - scoring over 30 goals.

Speaking to West Ham's club website, Ajeti said, “I’m very excited to be here. It is a pleasure for me to be here, at this big club.

“Once I felt West Ham’s interest, I didn’t have to think twice about signing for such a big, traditional club in the Premier League. This is a big day for me and my family.”

He is the second striker to sign for the club this summer following the acquisition of Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt for over €48 million (£45 million). He is joining West Ham at a time when they need to fill the departures of Marko Arnautovic and Andy Carroll.

Speaking after the signing was announced, Director of Football Mario Husillos said, “he has scored a lot of goals, both for Basel and the Switzerland national team at a number of levels, and we feel he is ready to make this big step with West Ham.

“Our approach this summer – not counting the experienced goalkeepers who have arrived – has been to sign young players who have their best years in front of them and can have a good impact.

"We believe Albian is ready to perform from the beginning, but we also think that an international player of 22-years-old can improve greatly working with us. We wish him all the very best in his career at London Stadium."



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