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Kudus: I almost joined Chelsea

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Kudus: I almost joined Chelsea by Hammers offer was too good 

West Ham United’s Mohammed Kudus revealed that he turned down offers from Arsenal and Chelsea to join the east London side because he was impressed by their long-term plans.

Despite West Ham’s 4-3 loss to Newcastle, Kudus put in a stellar performance, leaving a mark with his goal and assist for Jarrod Bowen. He admitted that he was close to joining one of West Ham’s London rivals but ultimately chose the Hammers.

“I was considering my options after my season at Ajax. I didn’t want to stay in my comfort zone. While clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea were in touch, I chose West Ham because of their project and how they saw me as a player,” Kudus told The Guardian.

Kudus: I almost joined Chelsea

Kudus: I almost joined Chelsea and Arsenal but Hammers project was too tempting

Presumably Hammers director of football Tim Steidten would have played some part in convincing Kudus about the merits of the project.

Kudus emphasised that his decision was based on his gut feeling and his desire to challenge himself. Kudus has been a key part of the Irons attacking force this season, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in 25 Premier League games alongside Bowen and Lucas Paqueta.

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