In an intriguing turn of events in the world of football, West Ham United have Ajax Amsterdam player Mohammed Kudus in their sights should Lucas Paquetá join Manchester City, mounting rumors suggest. These first negotiations between the London club and Ajax have set off alarm bells on the transfer market.
A rising star in African football, Kudus has become a valuable asset to Ajax since arriving in 2020. His ability to fill multiple midfield positions and his ability to contribute in attack and defense have made him a desirable target. According to Fabrizio Romano, the player would be positive about the idea of a move to West Ham while talks with Ajax are expected.
EXCLUSIVE: West Ham now open initial talks to sign Mohammed Kudus – priority target should Lucas Paquetá join Manchester City ⚒️🇬🇭 #WHUFC
Positive talks on player side, Kudus open to move – still waiting to approach Ajax as deal depends on Paquetá. pic.twitter.com/APjpMxVy56
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 14, 2023
Everything will depend on Paquetá
Lucas Paquetá’s possible transfer to Manchester City is decisive for the implementation of this transfer. Rumors of Paquetá’s exit have been circulating in recent days and if that transfer goes through, it would pave the way for West Ham to pursue their interest in Kudus. For his part, the young Ghanaian would follow the talks between the two clubs closely as the deal could depend on Paquetá’s departure.