Midfielder Mohammed Kudus has confirmed that he will be leaving Ajax in the coming days.
The Ghanaian international who has been linked with a move away from Ajax all summer made the revelation after Ajax’s 4-1 victory against Ludogorets in the first leg of the final qualifying round of the Europa League, where he scored a hat-trick.
“Yes, I think so [on his move from Ajax this summer]. But let’s see what happens in the next days. Because I don’t have control over everything but we will see what happens in the next days,” Kudus told the media after the game.
He continued: “The talks are going on. We will see if there’s an agreement in the next days and we will take it from there. That’s not my call [on negotiations], I just have to do my job on the pitch. My team and my people will take it from there.”
Per a report from the Athletic, West Ham United is on the verge of agreeing a deal with Ajax to secure the signature of Kudus. The Premier League club have submitted an official offer worth €41m plus €3m in add-ons (£35m + £2.56m) in a deal that would include a 10% sell-on clause.
The proposal is expected to be accepted by Ajax and personal terms are in place for Kudus to sign a five-year deal with the option of a sixth.
Should the move materialize, West Ham have seen off competition from Brighton & Hove Albion who also reached an agreement in principle to sign Kudus earlier this month, and also Arsenal and Chelsea who both made enquires on the player last month.
Kudus who joined Ajax in 2020 from Danish fold Nordsjaelland and is under contract with the club until 2025 is keen to leave, having rejected a one-year extension in April this year.
The Ghana international has spent three seasons in Amsterdam, scoring 27 goals in 87 appearances in all competitions.
Mohammed Kudus has also scored 7 goals in 24 appearances for Ghana, including two against South Korea in the group stages of the World Cup in Qatar in November.