In a week when the record signing of Paul Pogba to Manchester United is the big football topic, another club record fee has been paid by West Ham United for the transfer of Andre Ayew from Swansea City.

The Ghana winger has completed his move to the Hammers from the Welsh club, for a fee of £20.5 million, which is the most the London club have ever paid for a player.

The previous record was the £15 million that the Hammers paid to Liverpool for striker Andy Carroll. The 2016-17 English Premier League season begins this coming weekend, and Slaven Bilić will be able to count on the talented Ghana international from the start.

The 26-year-old agreed to a three-year deal, with an option for two additional years, at the discretion of West Ham.

Ayew was a top performer at the Swans last season in the EPL, contributing 12 goals in his first campaign since joining from Marseille.

He is a leader within the Ghana national team, having played with the Black Stars since 2007, amassing 67 caps and scoring 11 goals for his country.