West Ham to continue Eredivisie spending spree after Kudus deal

Imre Himmelbauer
Imre Himmelbauer
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Edson Álvarez, Mohammed Kudus, Ibrahim Sangaré
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West Ham United are ready to give Ibrahim Sangare the opportunity to play in the Premier League, with a transfer bid expected from the London club for the PSV star.

According to English media, West Ham are investigating the possibilities for the arrival of the 25-year-old PSV ball winner.

The Hammers have already captured Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez and are on course to sign Mohammed Kudus from the same club, and are aiming to complete an Eredivisie hat-trick with this deal.

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Previously, Nottingham Forest already made an offer for the former Toulouse star, but the Eredivisie club did not agree and continues to seek the buyout clause that was included in the contract that Sangare signed last summer.

In London, the West Ham board see their chance after the offer from Nottingham Forest was refused.

Ibrahim Sangare
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The latter club suggested loaning Sangare for one season with the obligation that the defensive midfielder would be signed for €25 million in the summer of 2024. The fact that PSV rejected this offer has opened the door for West Ham to the arrival of Sangare.

The Conference League winners have reportedly already contacted the Eindhoven club.

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Sangare a dazzling PSV success

Sangare moved to Eindhoven in the summer of 2020, when PSV took him over from Toulouse for €7 million.

Last summer, the Ivorian international (31 international matches, 9 goals) was also associated with a departure from the Eindhoven club. However, PSV were able to extend Sangare's contract until mid-2027.

As a result, the buyout clause of €37.5m did not take effect until the summer of 2023.

Ibrahim Sangare and Johan Bakayoko are both linked with moves from PSV
© ProShots - Ibrahim Sangare and Johan Bakayoko are both linked with moves from PSV

Sangare's departure has already been factored in by PSV. They have strengthened their ranks with Jerdy Schouten. The 26-year-old midfielder made the switch from Bologna to PSV on a five-year contract for an initial sum of €12m. This could increase to €15m through bonuses.

Should the deal be completed, Sangare is likely to be West Ham’s third Eredivisie arrival of the summer.

After the departure of Declan Rice to Arsenal, Edson Alvarez was signed from Ajax for €38m.

In addition, the London club is close to the arrival of Mohammed Kudus. According to the latest reports, sporting director Tim Steidten travelled to Bulgaria on Friday to finalise the deal with Ajax, where the Dutch side have been on Europa League duty.