West Ham United has reached a settlement with Ajax to secure the services of Ghanaian international Mohammed Kudus for a fee of €44.5 million.
The agreement was recently finalized during a meeting between West Ham’s Technical Director, Tim Steidten, and Ajax’s Sven Mislintat in Bulgaria. This meeting occurred shortly after Kudus showcased his talent by scoring a hat-trick in Ajax’s 4-1 victory against Ludogorets in the Europa League qualifier.
The 23-year-old midfielder, Mohammed Kudus, is set to travel to London on Saturday to finalize his move to the West Ham United. He will undergo a medical examination and subsequently sign a five-year contract, which includes an option for an additional 12 months.
West Ham has consented to pay Ajax an initial sum of €41.5 million along with an additional €3 million in potential add-ons. Furthermore, Ajax will retain a 10% sell-on clause as part of the agreement.
In response to queries about the deal, West Ham’s manager, David Moyes, commented earlier today, “He’s not our player but I did watch his hat-trick last night.”
Kudus bid farewell to Ajax by securing a hat-trick in a 4-1 victory. These goals elevate his total goal tally to 27 in 87 appearances across all competitions since his arrival from Nordsjaelland in 2020.
The 23-year-old has also made a significant impact for Ghana, netting 7 goals in 24 appearances, which include two goals against South Korea in the World Cup group stages in Qatar in November.