Mohammed Kudus has opened up on his move to West Ham United and explained how the Irons’ project swayed him to London Stadium.
The Hammers fought off intense competition from some of Europe’s leading clubs to secure the services of the exciting Ghana international attacker from Ajax.
West Ham’s technical director Tim Steidten played a key role after traveling to meet Kudus in person at Amsterdam.
“The project he presented to me was developing the Club to the best possible level they can so he wants to sign new young talents, play good football, and that’s fits with my ambition and goal as a player. I want to play in the Premier League, but I also want to play at Club that I know I can develop. I just loved the project that was presented to me, and I think it fits well with my ambition and where I’m heading to” Kudus said in his first interview after signing a five-year contract.
The 23 year old also revealed the role his family played in helping him arrive to his decision.
“Yes, my family always support me 100 per cent and advise me. Of course, it’s football, and I’m going to be on the pitch and have most of the experiences, so I just follow my gut feeling because most of my decisions I make, it’s from my stomach and what my gut feeling is telling me and it was telling me it was West Ham, so my family supported me 100 per cent.”
Kudus joined West Ham for a reported €46 million package, becoming the club’s fourth major summer signing following the arrival of Mexico international Edson Álvarez, Greece defender Dinos Mavropanos and England midfielder James Ward-Prowse.