Maxwel Cornet will be like a new signing for West Ham United when he makes his long-awaited return to action for the club, after what has been a grim January transfer window.

The 26-year-old winger joined the Hammers from Burnley in the summer transfer window for around £17.5 million (Sky Sports).

He is on around £64k-a-week at West Ham (Salary Sport).

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Cornet’s career at the London Stadium has never really got off the ground though, with a problematic calf injury keeping him out of action for West Ham since October.

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The Ivory Coast international’s absence has sort of been forgot about, as West Ham continue to struggle with a lack of options in the wide attacking areas.

But recently it was suggested that Cornet is closing in on a return to action for the Hammers. And the ex-Burnley man being available for selection again could not come at a better time…

Maxwel Cornet return could ease pain after grim West Ham January window

The 26-year-old has pace and power in abundance, and his direct playing style will make a huge difference for the Hammers during the second half of the season.

He showed what he is capable of with a brilliant piece of finishing during our defeat to Chelsea back in September, only for the goal to be ruled out.

I feel like Cornet’s return to action will also help get the best out of Gianluca Scamacca.

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Cornet’s return will mean increased competition for Jarrod Bowen, Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals in the attacking wide positions.

Let’s have it right, the pacy winger will be like a new signing for us. The January window was a really grim one for the West Ham fans.

Having Cornet back and available for selection again will undoubtedly be a big boost though.

There are plenty of negative vibes going around at the moment, but when Cornet returns to the match-day squad, it will certainly be a timely positive bit of news for everyone involved with the club.

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