Kaveh Solhekol says West Ham can be cautiously optimistic over another summer signing in a big Mohammed Kudus transfer update.
Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse and Konstantinos Mavropanos have arrived in the last 14 days.
And as we close in on next Friday’s deadline – the Hammers are looking to complete a fourth signing and their most exciting yet.
Hammers News exclusively revealed last night after speaking to our most senior source inside the club that there was real hope of signing Mohammed Kudus from Ajax as West Ham and the Dutch giants were ‘still talking’.
Kaveh Solhekol says West Ham can be cautiously optimistic over another summer signing in a big Mohammed Kudus transfer update
Journalist David Ornstein confirmed that news by claiming West Ham are ‘on the verge’ of agreeing a deal with Ajax and Kudus over an initial £38m, five-year deal.
West Ham fans are seriously excited about the prospect of signing the 23-year-old Ghana star.
However, Hammers supporters are also too long in the tooth and scarred from past experience to celebrate Kudus’ arrival until they see him holding up that claret and blue shirt.
Especially with rumours circulating that rival Premier League clubs are trying to hijack the move.
But Kaveh Solhekol says West Ham can be cautiously optimistic over another summer signing in a big Kudus transfer update.
Speaking on Sky Sports on Thursday afternoon, Solhekol confirmed interest remains high in Kudus but says West Ham are ‘very close to signing him’.
‘He wants to come to West Ham, but…’
“Well they’re very close to signing him but I would be a little bit cautious because there is so much interest in this player,” Solhekol said on West Ham’s move for Kudus.
“He’s had clubs like Barcelona who have been interested in signing him, he’s been linked with Arsenal, he’s been linked with Brighton, he’s been linked with Chelsea as well.
“Ajax have been very firm that they’ve wanted at least £44m for him. I think that is far too much as far as West Ham are concerned, they’ve been trying to do a deal at lower than that figure, at around £38m.
“I think the player himself wants to come to the Premier League, he wants to come to West Ham. So if I was a West Ham United supporter I would be cautiously optimistic that this deal can be done in the next few days. But I would be a little bit worried because there’s so much interest in him from other clubs as well.”