Ghanaian Striker Mohammed Kudus Joins West Ham United
West Ham United has successfully secured the talents of Ghanaian striker Mohammed Kudus, completing a notable transfer deal with Ajax Amsterdam. The agreement between the two clubs was confirmed on Sunday, with Kudus signing a substantial five-year contract with the English club.
According to statements from both parties, Ajax disclosed that the transfer fee for Kudus amounts to 43 million euros ($46.44 million), with the potential for additional increments based on variable factors.
In response to this significant move, Kudus expressed his elation, noting that this moment has been a long-standing aspiration for him. He conveyed his happiness about joining West Ham but emphasized that his journey doesn't conclude here; he is determined to continue progressing and achieving even greater heights.
Having spent three productive years at Ajax Amsterdam, Kudus arrives at the London Stadium with an impressive track record. During his time at Ajax, he actively participated in 87 matches, contributing significantly with 27 goals and 12 assists. His tenure at the Dutch club witnessed substantial success, as he secured two Eredivisie titles (in 2021 and 2022) and claimed the Dutch Cup championship in 2021.
Kudus is no stranger to the international stage either. He has represented Ghana on 24 occasions, demonstrating his skills and prowess by scoring four goals. Notably, he featured in all three group stage matches during the Qatar World Cup held last year.
This acquisition marks West Ham United's third major signing in the summer transfer window. Mohammed Kudus will be joining the ranks of David Moyes' team alongside fellow former Ajax teammate and Mexican international Edson Alvarez, as well as former Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse. The addition of Kudus further bolsters West Ham's squad as they prepare for the challenges of the upcoming season.