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Mohammed Kudus: Ghana Midfielder Completes Dream Move to West Ham United
- Mohammed Kudus has joined West Ham United
- The Ghana international signed a long-term deal to join the Hammers
- Kudus leaves Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam after three season
Black Stars midfielder, Mohammed Kudus has joined English Premier League side, West Ham United, from Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam.
The Ghana international signed a five-year deal with the option of a further year after successfully completing his medical on Sunday.
The 23-year-old joins the Hammers in a deal reportedly worth €44.5million and also includes a 10% sell-on clause.
According to The Athletic, the former FC Nordsjaelland attacker arrived in London on Saturday to complete all paper works for his dream move to the EPL.
“I’ve been dreaming to play in a league like this since I was a kid,” Kudus told whufc.com.
“I’ve been dreaming of this moment and I’m so happy to be here. But it doesn’t stop here, I want to keep going.
“I try my best to entertain the fans as I think that’s what football is all about. I’m just here to do my best and help the team. I’m really happy to be here. I will fight for the badge. I can’t wait to get started."
Kudus has been in fine form for Ajax in the new campaign, netting a hat-trick in the Europa League qualifiers against Ludogorets in his final game for the club. Before the game in Bulgaria, Kudus has scored and provided an assist in two games in the Dutch league.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup star has made 24 appearances for the Black Stars, scoring seven times for his country.
Kudus bids Ajax farewell
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that West Ham United target, Mohammed Kudus seems to have said his final goodbyes to fans of Ajax after starring in their game against Ludogorets in the Europa League.
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The 23-year-old netted a hat-trick as the Dutch giants strolled to a first-leg victory against the Bulgarian club.
Kudus might not play in the second-leg in Amsterdam as negotiations between Ajax and West Ham reach their final stages in the coming days.
West Ham interested in Kudus
Black Stars midfielder, Mohammed Kudus, is close to completing a dream move to the English Premier League after West Ham presented an improved offer to Ajax for the services of the Ghana international.
The London club had an initial bid rejected by the Dutch giants after failing to meet the demands of the club.
However, the Hammers have prepared a new offer in the region of €45 million which is expected to be accepted by Ajax.