West Ham submit £30m bid for Ajax midfielder Edson Álvarez

According to Fabrizio Romano, West Ham have submitted a £30m bid for Ajax’s Edson Álvarez. The Mexican midfielder is nearing a move to the Premier League side after he officially agreed personal terms with the club on Friday. Negotiations are continuing between the two sides as Álvarez is expected to fly to England soon to complete his medical.

Álvarez has been in the interest of West Ham for months and finally, they’re nearing the completion of the signing. After selling Declan Rice to Arsenal for a club-record fee of £105m, the Hammers have been searching for a suitable replacement. Edson Álvarez is their top target, but now Ajax need to accept West Ham’s £30m offer before things can progress.

Edson Álvarez can play as a defensive midfielder or as a centre-back. Last season the 69-time Mexico international featured 44 times in all competitions for Ajax, who finished the Eredivisie campaign in third place. The 25-year-old joined the Dutch giants from Club América in the summer of 2019. He’s been one of their standout players ever since he joined. This could be an excellent addition for West Ham.

Ajax look set to lose both Álvarez and their attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus this summer. On Saturday, Brighton & Hove Albion reached an agreement to sign the Ghana international for €40m. Ajax have already let go of nine players during this transfer window and now they look set to lose another two crucial first-team players.

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