It is a move that showcases the growing strength of Premier League clubs all across the board. West Ham United appear to be on the verge of signing a player who was wanted by teams like Real Madrid. Los Blancos did not make a move for him though, and it looks like the Hammers have swooped in.
Real Madrid have a reputation for signing the best young talents from around the world. Mohammed Kudus would certainly fall under that category.
Kudus has been linked with Real Madrid on numerous occasions in the past, especially during the 2022 World Cup, when he impressed immensely for Ghana. But it does not look like Los Blancos ever made a real move for him.
Kudus was linked with the likes of Chelsea, Brighton & Hove Albion and more. But it is West Ham United where his future lies.
West Ham United agree €45 million deal for Real Madrid target
As tweeted out by Fabrizio Romano, Kudus to West Ham is ‘here we go’. A verbal agreement has been sealed with Ajax on a €45 million total package, add-ons included plus a sell-on clause. A five-year deal has also been agreed and a medical booked for Saturday.
Kudus is currently at Ajax and has impressed immensely during his time there. Of course, there are areas where he needs to improve, which you would expect from most 23-year-old players. But there is no question about his raw talent.
Kudus is capable of playing in the number 10 role as well as on the right flank. If he can fulfil his potential at West Ham United, then he will develop into a special player for sure. No matter which way you look at it, the Hammers have pulled off a massive deal here. As for Real Madrid, they might have held an interest in the Ghana international, but it is hard to see where he would have fit into the current team.