By Mike Southey

4th Aug, 2022 | 4:15pm

West Ham United have put a five-year contract on the table for Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet, according to Andy Jones.

The Athletic journalist has reported that the Irons will pay the £17.5million release clause of the Ivorian international, with talks ongoing over the personal terms.

Cornet is due to travel to London in the coming hours to complete his medical which has been arranged for late on Thursday evening [04 August].

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Jones shared the details of the potential new contract awaiting Cornet ahead of his move to finalise everything.

“Understand Burnley and West Ham have reached club-to-club agreement for Maxwel Cornet.

“Fee is £17.5m. Discussions over personal terms are ongoing. Five-year deal proposed by West Ham. Medical arranged for tonight.”

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Long term.

There has been a real transfer project plan put in place at the London Stadium this summer.

It really has to be admired with GSBK making money available to David Moyes and Rob Newman, with no old mistakes being repeated now either.

Premier League and European proven players are arriving for big money, and they are being tied down for multiple years, meaning that their price will only skyrocket now.

Gianluca Scamacca and Cornet will improve the final third dramatically, as well as both having the ability to play in numerous positions, with the latter even capable of starting at left wing-back.

That is brilliant business and everyone involved has to be applauded.

When you look at the fact that numerous clubs were queuing for his signature too, West Ham United are now the place to be in the Premier League, and that is now a fact.

Five years of Cornet? We can’t see anyone turning their noses up at that.