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From Brighton’s Loss to West Ham’s Gain: The Kudus Story

Inside West Ham’s Pursuit of Kudus: The £35m Twist

In the bustling world of football transfers, West Ham United is making waves with their keen interest in Ajax’s star winger, Mohammed Kudus. The 23-year-old sensation, who has been turning heads in the Eredivisie, is reportedly eager to don the claret and blue of the Hammers.

The Brighton Saga

Earlier this summer, the rumour mill was abuzz with Kudus’ imminent move to Brighton in a deal worth £35 million. However, a last-minute twist saw the deal fall through, with speculations suggesting Kudus’ demand for a release clause as the primary reason.

Hammers Lead the Chase

With Brighton out of the picture, West Ham has intensified their pursuit. The club’s management, led by the astute David Moyes, sees Kudus as a valuable addition to their squad. Moyes, having already secured the signatures of James Ward-Prowse and Edson Alvarez, might be looking to make another trip to the Netherlands.

The Financial Boost

The sale of Declan Rice earlier this summer has significantly bolstered West Ham’s transfer kitty. A whopping £105 million from Rice’s transfer, coupled with Manchester City’s interest in Lucas Paqueta, puts the Hammers in a strong position to negotiate for Kudus.

Kudus: A Rising Star

The Ghanaian international has kicked off the 2023/24 season on a high, finding the net in Ajax’s recent 4-1 triumph over Heracles. His prowess in front of the goal isn’t new; last season saw him net 18 times across all competitions. Notably, four of those came in the prestigious Champions League. Having been with Ajax for four years, Kudus has grown leaps and bounds since his move from Danish outfit Nordsjaelland in 2020.

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