David Moyes has made a hugely exciting claim about the signing of Mohammed Kudus as he looks to appease West Ham fans.
The Ghana star was linked with West Ham as far back as October last year – as first reported by Bild and covered here on Hammers News at the time.
But with Manchester United, Spurs, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and – late in the day – Saudi clubs also interested, Hammers fans could be forgiven for doubting whether Kudus would end up at the London Stadium.
David Moyes makes hugely exciting claim about the signing of Mohammed Kudus as he looks to appease West Ham fans
He did, though, in a £38m deal, much to the delight of everyone connected with West Ham.
The feeling back in Holland is the polar opposite.
Ajax boss Maurice Steijn made a brutally honest admission about Kudus just a week after his departure.
The manager claimed him, his team and the club’s fans were already sorely missing West Ham’s new star boy.
West Ham fans have only seen one minute of Kudus so far but have had their appetites whetted by his goals for Ghana during the international break – taking his tally to 10 in 14 in all competitions for club and country so far this season.
The man to help us change
Now David Moyes has made a hugely exciting claim about the signing of Kudus as he looks to appease West Ham fans.
Despite West Ham’s superb end to last season and start to this term, some remain unhappy with the approach of Moyes in a league full of Pep Guardiola disciples playing possession football.
Moyes admitted he tried and failed to change West Ham’s style last season – almost costing the club its Premier League status.
But Moyes has now insisted he does want to build a more attacking, expansive team.
And the Scot says the signing of Kudus has been made specifically made with that in mind.
‘I want to be more expansive, that’s why I’ve signed Kudus and Paqueta’
“I do want to be more expansive,” Moyes told The Evening Standard.
“And that’s why we signed Lucas Paqueta last season and Mohammed Kudus this summer.
“It’s not easy to change everything. We’ve tried different elements of our game and it hasn’t always worked.
“Last season, we didn’t score enough goals and we want to improve on that, but still ensuring we are hard to beat. That might not be what everyone wants to watch or hear, but ultimately the way we’ve played is part of the reason we’ve won a European trophy and are back in Europe.
“I don’t want to change those basics, but I do want us to develop and keep moving forward.”
That is heartening to hear and shows Moyes is in tune with what the fans are thinking and wanting.
Kudus it seems will be key to that transition. And we can’t wait to watch it develop.