Ajax reject new €42m bid from West Ham for Mohammed Kudus

According to Fabrizio Romano, Ajax have rejected a new bid from West Ham for Mohammed Kudus. The total package offered by the Premier League side was reported to be worth €42m. Ajax have no intention to sell Kudus at the conditions proposed. 

West Ham will now decide if they want to continue their pursuit for the 23-year-old Ghana international. As it stands, there’s no agreement between the two clubs. The Hammers have been interested in the attacking midfielder for a while now, but Ajax were always going to be reluctant to sell Kudus.

Last season Mohammed Kudus scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 42 appearances. The former Nordsjaelland talent was one of Ajax’s stand-out stars as the Dutch giants finished third in the Eredivisie. The midfielder has already kicked off the new campaign in superb fashion. He scored in the 75th minute of Ajax’s 4-1 opening-day victory over Heracles and provided an assist in their 2-2 draw with Excelsior last weekend.

Kudus is under contract at the Johan Cruyff Arena until 2025. The versatile midfielder would be a brilliant addition to any Premier League side. Earlier this month, Brighton & Hove Albion were showing serious interest in the 24-time Ghana international, but no progress has been made at that end.

If Mohammed Kudus joins West Ham, he would link up with former teammate Edson Álvarez. The Mexican midfielder completed the move from Ajax to West Ham two weeks ago. The Premier League side have also brought in James Ward-Prowse and defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, as they look to build on last season’s 14th place finish.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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