West Ham Nears £37m Deal for Kudus

£37m Deal for Kudus

West Ham Nears £37m Deal for Ajax Midfielder Mohammed Kudus – West Ham United is edging closer to securing a deal with Ajax for the acquisition of midfielder Mohammed Kudus. Negotiations advance despite initial hurdles.

Details of The Deal

The proposed agreement between the two clubs is valued at an initial €41.5 million (£35.4 million). This also comes with an additional €3 million (£2.56 million) contingent on performance-related benchmarks.

Personal terms for the potential transfer are not anticipated to pose any issues. It is anticipated to be a five-year contract. West Ham is however poised to retain the option for a further 12 months if the deal is successfully concluded.

Kudus ready for English Football

Kudus has also expressed his willingness to transition to the London Stadium, reflecting the allure of English football’s top tier.

Ajax has, however, been cautious about parting ways with the midfielder and had previously rebuffed two offers from West Ham. This move comes as Kudus has undoubtedly made a substantial impact in the Eredivisie, with notable contributions including a goal and an assist in the two matches he has featured in this season.

£37m Deal for Kudus
West Ham poised for £37m Deal for Kudus

International Appearances

Having represented Ghana in the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar, Kudus has entered the final two years of his contract, which also adds to the impetus for a potential move to the Premier League.

This negotiation coincides with West Ham’s ongoing discussions with Sevilla over the acquisition of striker Youssef En-Nesyri. This shows the club’s proactive approach to bolstering its squad ahead of the new season.

Preparing for the 2023/2024 season

The outcome of these negotiations could have significant implications for West Ham’s upcoming campaign. They aim to solidify their presence among the top teams in the Premier League.

As the transfer window continues to unfold, football enthusiasts and fans of West Ham are eagerly awaiting official announcements that could potentially reshape the dynamics of the team’s midfield and attacking line-up.