‘Why they signed him’: The former West Ham player claims the club only bought the star for £38m to make a profit

West Ham United merely signed Mohammed Kudus to later sell him for more money.

That’s according to former West Ham player John Paintsil, who spoke to a Ghanaian media outlet graphic.

What exactly did John Pastil say about West Ham and Mohammed Kudus?

Commenting on Mohammed Kudus’ move to the London stadium, Pastil said: “He’s a young player, so they signed him for five years. West Ham do not sign such players.

“Before, they give you that number of years, it means they’ve seen something in you and know that in two or three years they can market it and make more money.”

Kudus was a key signing for West Ham during the summer transfer window, coming from Ajax in a £38million deal.

The 23-year-old left the Dutch club in style, scoring a hat-trick in his last game for the Dutch club which came in the Europa League qualifier against Ludogorets.

David Moyes is now hoping Kudus can repeat that feat at the London Stadium.

Mohammed Kudus can have a huge impact for West Ham

Although West Ham have signed Kudus with a view to selling him profitably in a few years, the Ghanaian can still be extremely useful on the pitch for the east London club.

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Kudus is a very versatile attacker who can play far, behind the forward, and up front. He can also be used in midfield, which is another bonus for Moyes.

Most importantly, the Ghana international is capable of scoring as he proved against Ludogorets not so long ago.

Whatever their rationale, West Ham’s commitment to bring in kudus was a given. They’ve started the season really well, beating both Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion and should improve with Kudus as a team.

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Emma Bowman

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