Friday, September 29, 2023

West Ham close to sealing £38million compromise deal for Ajax star Mohammed Kudus

West Ham are now close to agreeing a £38million compromise deal for Mohammed Kudus, talkSPORT understands.

David Moyes’ side have shown heavy interest in the Ajax star this summer after acquiring £105million from the sale of Declan Rice.

West Ham could be set to welcome their fourth signing of the summerGetty

The Hammers have seen two bids for the versatile attacked rejected by the Eredivisie giants.

However, it appears as though the east London side have made a breakthrough in talks for the 23-year-old.

A £38m compromise deal is on the verge of being agreed, with Kudus himself open to a move to West Ham.

Premier League rivals Brighton had agreed a £34.5million deal earlier in the summer but pulled out of the race.

Ajax have also set a £40million price-tag on Kudus but West Ham now look set to sign him for slightly less than that fee.

Should a move be finalised, the Ghanaian international will leave the Dutch capital after three seasons.

He has made 86 appearances across all competitions for Ajax, scoring 24 goals and assisting another 12.

Kudus scored twice at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Last season saw him produce his best numbers for the club thanks to his 18 goals and seven assists.

A move to West Ham would see him become their fourth signing of the summer after what was a slow start in terms of arrivals.

Kudus would reunite with his former Ajax co-star Edson Alvarez, the Hammers’ first newcomer.

James Ward-Prowse, who assisted twice on his debut in the 3-1 win over Chelsea, was the second star to seal a switch to east London.

Former Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has been the most recent new arrival at the London Stadium after signing from Bundesliga side Stuttgart.

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