Football: Yarmolenko decided to join West Ham after talks with ex-Dynamo coach

Source : 112 Ukraine

Serhiy Rebrov talked him out of any doubts when the forward chose between switching the team or staying in Borussia Dortmund
10:46, 13 July 2018

West Ham

Andriy Yarmolenko, the winger of Ukraine's national football team told the press about his transfer and the pieces of advice from his former coach Serhiy Rebrov. 

'I had to analyze everything when was I choosing the club. I guess West Ham's game style will change in the upcoming season. There were other options, but I chose what I liked. After a conversation with Serhiy Rebrov, I made my ultimate decision. My former coach at Dynamo Kyiv told me about the team and the fans. Rebrov's words meant a lot to me. He said: 'The team's got rich traditions there, and the local fans are one of the best ones in England. If no one counts on you in Dortmund, then you should not be thinking anymore. A decent coach, a lot of good players, great fans, the best league ever'. So, I guess I'll start training with the new team', Yarmolenko said.  

Earlier, London West Ham announced the signing of a contract with Andriy Yarmolenko, Ukrainians team midfielder; he wrote that on Twitter.

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The Ukrainian signed a four-year contract. According to unofficial information, the transfer cost 'Hammers' around $29 million. Yarmolenko’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund last year cost the same amount of money.

“Of course, I am very happy to sign for West Ham United. West Ham is a big club with good fans and I am happy to come to play in the Premier League. The Premier League is the best league in the world and I know that an interesting project is being built here at West Ham. The team wants to achieve high things and I am excited about this challenge," Yarmolenko said, as West Ham United reports.

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