This summer, with the Hammer so active in the transfer market, it’s fair to say that the anticipation levels, for the 2018 / 2019 season are rising rapidly.
The latest recruit to the squad, the fifth of the summer, Andriy Yarmolenko is a player who we find particularly intriguing.
After spending eleven seasons with Dynamo Kiev, the Ukrainian international has opted to further his career in the Premier League, with West Ham, after a short spell with Borussia Dortmund for whom he made 18 appearances last season, scoring just thrice.
Yarmolenko arrives at the club for an undisclosed fee and has put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal.
But, whilst we may have questioned his goals-per-game ratio in an article published earlier this week
there’s no doubting that, on the international stage, Yarmolenko has been a huge success.
Whilst playing for the Ukraine he has scored 35 goals in 77 appearances and only the legend that is Andriy Shevchenko has scored more goals for the nation.
Talking about joining the club, Yarmolenko is quoted by the BBC, as having remarked:
“The team wants to achieve high things and I am excited for this challenge.
“The Premier League is the best in the world and I know an interesting project is being built at West Ham.”
Indeed it is, and with David Sullivan living up to his promise that this summer the Hammers will be more active in the transfer market than ever before, it’s a good time to be a Hammer.