West Ham Manager Slaven Bilic says he expects Andre Ayew to make an instant impact after joining the club as a record signing.
The 26-year-old joined up with his new teammates in training for the first time on Tuesday morning after completing his £20.5m move barely 24 hours earlier.
Ayew joins the Hammers as their biggest signing this summer following his stellar debut season in the Premier League with Swansea City.
There is thus a weight of expectation on the influential Ghanaian forward but manager Slaven Bilic feels Ayew will be up to it.
“Yes, I mean a lot of players make it straight away, and some need a little bit of time to adjust. His first big advantage is that he played in a big, big club like Olympique Marseille, he’s an international and is captain of Ghana and is at his best stage,” he said.
“He’s already spent one year in the Premier League so it’s nothing new for him. Sometimes wingers, strikers or offensive midfielders need a bit of time, while center-backs are center-backs and are just doing their job and don’t depend on the team that much.
“We are very good in that. The players are good in that they really make new players feel at home after a few days, so I’m sure we can expect some good football from the newcomers straight away.”
Andre Ayew is expected to make his West Ham debut when they travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Premier League opening day.