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Mohammed Kudus confirms he rejected Premier League giants for West Ham


West Ham United star Mohammed Kudus has claimed he rejected Arsenal and Chelsea to signal for the east London facet after being impressed by their long-term imaginative and prescient.

Kudus has been a right away hit at London Stadium since arriving from Ajax in a £38m transfer in the summertime, registering 13 targets in 34 appearances for the Hammers in all competitions up to now in 2023/24.

David Moyes wasn’t the one supervisor eyeing Kudus final 12 months. Brighton had agreed a club-record charge with the Dutch giants, whereas Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United had been all within the 23-year-old Ghana worldwide.

Nevertheless, forward of Saturday’s 4-3 defeat to Newcastle at St James’ Park, Kudus revealed he decided on intuition to signal for the Irons.

Mohammed Kudus, Michail Antonio

Kudus has an iconic celebration / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

He informed The Guardian: “I used to be able to make that step after the season I had at Ajax. I am a participant who does not need to be in my consolation zone. I might have stayed at Ajax. I knew the league, I knew the membership. However I do not need to be complacent and comfy. I all the time need to problem myself.

“All of the golf equipment you talked about, it is true they had been in touch. However when West Ham got here it moved quick and I made my choice based mostly on talking to individuals across the membership, their mission and the way they see me as a participant.

“I made the choice based mostly on my intestine feeling. That is how I make my selections. Regardless of the ramifications are, I take it upon myself.”

Kudus’ aim was towards the Magpies on Saturday was his seventh within the Premier League up to now this season, having additionally contributed 4 assists in 25 video games in an thrilling assault alongside Jarrod Bowen and Lucas Paqueta.