Yarmolenko: I promise I will give my all for West Ham
Andriy Yarmolenko has guaranteed West Ham United supporters they will see him give 100 per cent in every match after joining the Irons from German team Borussia Dortmund.
Yarmolenko has agreed a four-year deal with the Hammers and becomes Manuel Pellegrini’s second signing of the week – after Jack Wilshere – and fifth addition of the summer.
The 28-year-old is delighted to move to London Stadium and is ready to leave everything on the pitch for his new Club.
“I am happy to join West Ham United,” Yarmolenko said: “West Ham is a big club with great fans. I cannot promise them I am the second (Lionel) Messi, but I can promise one thing, which is that I will be giving them my all on the football pitch.
I can promise one thing, which is that I will be giving them my all on the football pitch. I will give all my energy and do everything for the team to win games.
“I will give all my energy and do everything for the team to win games. I will give my all to help the team to win as many matches as possible and, with any luck, to win trophies too.”
Yarmolenko moves to West Ham having joined Dortmund in the summer of 2017 from Dynamo Kyiv. The attacker however missed 12 matches at the beginning of 2018 due to a foot injury.
The latest West Ham signing admits that the set-back made his solo season in the Bundesliga challenging, but Yarmolenko is eager to prove himself to the fantastic Claret and Blue supporters.
“Personally, my year with Borussia Dortmund turned out to be quite tough,” Yarmolenko added.
“For the first six months, I think I looked OK. But then there was an injury in the second half of the season, and I couldn’t add to my account.”
The Ukrainian forward has experience of playing in his homeland and Germany, and Yarmolenko is now excited to test himself in the Premier League.
He continued: “The Premier League is, not even one of the best, but the best league in the world. It is difficult to play in it, so it will be very interesting for me to see my abilities in England.
“Of course, for any footballer, it is better to play in big matches. There is a real chance to show yourself, and that is actually why I transferred to the Premier League. I will be trying to make our supporters as happy as possible.”