West Ham are closing in on an agreement for the signings of VfB Stuttgart defender Konstantinos Mavropanos and Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus, according to ExWHUemployee.

The Hammers insider reported on his Patreon on 17 August that the deals for both the Greek and Ghanian internationals are “advancing” and the club hope to reach an agreement on Thursday (17 August).

Mohammed Kudus - Wikipedia

He said the fee for 25-year-old Mavropanos will be about £25million, while the Irons are hoping to convince Kudus to head to the London Stadium as several clubs have shown an interest in the 23-year-old.

“Both transfers that we revealed are advancing today,” he said. “The club are hopeful of reaching an agreement with Stuggart for Mavropanos and they are hoping to get closer to reaching an agreement around the Mohammed Kudus transfer.”

Huge boost

Konstantinos Mavropanos - Wikipedia


If West Ham can land a deal for both players in the next couple of days, then that would provide a huge boost to everyone associated with the club.
ExWHUemployee said David Moyes has been blown away by Tim Steidten’s recommendation to sign Mavropanos as he has been impressed by the centre-back’s physical attributes, pace and ability on the ball.

After joining Stuttgart from Arsenal last summer, the Greek made 34 appearances for the Bundesliga side last season, where he scored three goals and laid on one assist to help keep them in the top flight.
The move for Kudus, who has been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, comes as the Irons looks to prepare for the potential exit of Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta to Manchester City.

The winger is highly rated after his time in Amsterdam, where he has scored 24 goals and laid on 11 assists in 85 appearances since joining from Danish side FC Nordsjaelland in 2020.


Kudus looks set to build on his impressive 18-goal tally from last season, having scored in Ajax’s opening-day victory over Heracles on 12 August.

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