West Ham United have reportedly agreed terms with Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Edson Alvarez has agreed to join West Ham in the summer transfer window, although we are still yet to agree a fee with Ajax for the Mexican.

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This transfer has been a long time going – we were first linked with a move to sign him last October by Mexican outlet TUDN.

Ajax are said to demanding around £38 million for the 25-year-old defensive midfielder.

Fabrizio Romano drops Edson Alvarez claim that'll delight the West Ham fans
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Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to strengthen his central midfield ranks at the London Stadium this summer, after Declan Rice left to join Arsenal.

And it seems as though Alvarez is the man who the Scot really wants…

Fabrizio Romano drops big Edson Alvarez claim that will delight the West Ham fans

The well-renowned Italian football journalist reckons that the Hammers have now agreed terms with the Ajax midfielder.

Romano tweeted last night that Edson Alvarez could be West Ham bound, as long as the two clubs manage to agree a fee:

He is absolutely perfectly built for the Premier League what with his impressive physicality, energy levels and tenacious tackling.

In 31 Eredivisie outings last season, the 25-year-old bagged three goals and three assists. During those appearances, he averaged 2.3 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 2.4 clearances per game. He made 77.3 passes on average per game and recorded a mightily impressive completion rate of 88.9% (Who Scored).

He is a strong tackler and has dynamism, stamina and athleticism in abundance. The 25-year-old would be the perfect signing for the Hammers, and if Moyes brings in a top-class box-to-box midfielder as well, there’s no reason why we can’t improve as a team after Rice’s exit.

The Ajax ace isn’t as good as Rice in possession, but if he is playing as purely a defensive midfield destroyer, he doesn’t need to be.

Described by Football Talent Scout as ‘superb’, Edson Alvarez will be a fine addition for West Ham. Let’s just hope that we manage to agree a fee with Ajax before our Premier League opener next weekend.


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