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Burnley star Maxwel Cornet set to undergo medical at West Ham

Burnley star Maxwel Cornet has a medical check-up at West Ham as David Moyes agrees to pay the winger’s £17.5million clause after being frustrated in his pursuit of Filip Kostic

  • Maxwel Cornet was Burnley’s top scorer in the Premier League last season
  • The 25-year-old can play both on the wing and as a wing defender
  • He is now ready to join West Ham after his £17.5 breakout clause was met
  • Cornet could be a crucial player for the Hammers after Arthur Masuaku left on loan

Maxwel Cornet is expected to undergo a medical at West Ham after he fulfills the Burnley left-back’s £17.5 million clause, with boss David Moyes keen to bolster his defense after switching from Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic .

The Ivory Coast international was relegated last year with the Clarets, but was still top scorer with nine goals.

He had already built a reputation as a reliable and versatile player at Lille, playing over 250 games before joining Burnley in 2021.

Burnley’s versatile winger Maxwel Cornet will undergo a medical in West Ham

David Moyes led his West Ham side to the Europa League semi-finals last season

David Moyes led his West Ham side to the Europa League semi-finals last season

Cornet was a target for Moyes at the start of the transfer window for his pursuit of Kostic. However, the man from Frankfurt was now found to be too expensive, allowing Cornet to make a deal.

He had previously received offers from Nottingham Forest, Everton, Fulham and Newcastle United.

The 25-year-old could be an important asset to a relatively small team at Hammers, especially after left-back Arthur Masuaku came to Besiktas on loan.

West Ham exploring other options after failing to reach deal for Filip Kostic

West Ham exploring other options after failing to reach deal for Filip Kostic

West Ham had an excellent season in 2021/22 as they finished seventh in the league and reached a semi-final of the Europa League.

They occasionally suffered from a lack of depth as nine players made more than 40 appearances.

Proven Premier League players like Cornet could be key to helping Moyes’ squad build on last year’s success into the coming season.

Meanwhile Burnley Cornet wants to be replaced by Manuel Benson of FC Antwerp. The 25-year-old will have to undergo a medical examination before agreeing on a four-year contract.

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