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Mohammed Kudus (Midfielder)

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Mohammed Kudus

Nima, Ghana
Squad Number: 14
Position: Midfielder
Born: 2nd Aug 2000 (Nima, Ghana)
Signed: 27th Aug 2023 (£38,400,000)
Contract: 5 years
Previous Club: Ajaz

KUMB Awards: None.

Kudus joined West Ham on 27 August 2023,
signing a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee which was reported to be ?,?45m (??38.4m) plus add-ons.

He made his debut on 1 September in a 2?EUR"1 win at Luton Town, coming on in the 91st minute. He scored his first goals for the club in a group stage game of the 2023/24 Europa League on 21 September at home to Serbian side TSC Backa Topola.

He was the third Ghanaian player to represent West Ham following John Pantsil and Andre Ayew.

After scoring in 4?EUR"3 away defeat by Newcastle United on 30 March 2024, Kudus became the top scoring Ghanaian for the club with 13 goals - surpassing the 12 scored by Andre Ayew. He finished his debut season as the player with most successful dribbles (124) in the Premier League.

 

Mohammed Kudus is yet play any matches this season.

Manchester City

1-3: Sunday, 19th May

Single-handedly made the game watchable for West Ham fans. At times, he was spinning and beating three or four of City's best all on his own, and the goal was pure brilliance.

Liverpool

2-2: Saturday, 27th April

Crystal Palace

2-5: Sunday, 21st April

He tried, but he couldn't get into things, and his energy and enthusiasm was so depleted into the second half. But even earlier, he just couldn't lead any counters or get West Ham started.

Fulham

0-2: Saturday, 13th April

The one attacking player who looked capable of threatening, and who did not stop trying. He's an absolute gem.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

2-1: Saturday, 6th April

Creative and clearly one who defenders are scared of. Good chance he created for Emerson, some good runs.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

2-1: Saturday, 6th April

Creative and clearly one who defenders are scared of. Good chance he created for Emerson, some good runs.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Tuesday, 2nd April

Teams are scared of him carrying the ball. He's forcing fouls and bookings because teams would rather take him down before he gets going. He does appear to lose a little bit of goal threat by operating on the left, but he's also picking it up deeper and carrying far, and that allows Bowen to just get up into the business end.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Tuesday, 2nd April

A decent performance from the Ghanian who was the main creative force of our attack.

Newcastle United

3-4: Saturday, 30th March

Another of the four-star components up top. The attacking quartet works, and Kudus is making it work on the left, even if he does feel a little out of position at times. Wherever he plays, if you can get him running at defenders on the counter, West Ham will profit. Excellent goal, just sharp instincts, whilst the assist for Bowen was majestic.

Newcastle United

3-4: Saturday, 30th March

Great dribbling as always from the Ghanian and a brilliantly taken goal to give us the lead in the first half.

Newcastle United

3-4: Saturday, 30th March

Great dribbling as always from the Ghanian and a brilliantly taken goal to give us the lead in the first half.

Aston Villa

1-1: Saturday, 16th March

In moments and bursts, he was brilliant. Not consistently, but he always makes things happen and provides a chance or two every game.

Burnley

2-2: Sunday, 10th March

The Ghanian was our brightest player in the first half on the right hand side and again looked dangerous in the second half when he was switched to the left hand side.

Burnley

2-2: Sunday, 10th March

Creates chances even when it feels like he isn't at his best, but did miss a massive chance.

Manchester United

0-3: Saturday, 3rd February

Any spark really was from him. Unfortunately, there is only one of him, as he was needed deep enough to start moves and drive out from defensive positions, but also higher up to benefit from his own work.

Bournemouth

1-1: Thursday, 1st February

Not at his best, a touch more periphery than usual, but came up trumps in the big moment. The only real threat in the team.

Arsenal

2-0: Tuesday, 26th December

Faded a little in the second half but was an enormous source of relief for the defence, especially in the first half. The carries may have mostly just won territory up the field, but the rest was an absolute necessity to relieve the pressure and give the team time to move up. He bullied Zinchenko, who looked miles short of the required standard to match him.

Arsenal

2-0: Tuesday, 26th December

Great dribbling and will be missed when he goes to AFCON for a month.

Manchester United

2-0: Saturday, 23rd December

He's a baller and the rest of the Premier League is finally beginning to sit up and take note. Another brilliant finish after making a goal for himself.

Liverpool

1-5: Wednesday, 20th December

Part of a completely ineffective front three that created just two shots in the entire match (only one of which was on target). Not the night for Mo.

Liverpool

1-5: Wednesday, 20th December

Not Kudus’ best game for West Ham but it was due to the lack of service rather than any technical ability.

Freiburg

2-0: Thursday, 14th December

Quietly moving his way into Hammer of the Year contention, so far. His sixth goal for the club, his 10th of the season if you include four for Ajax, and a constant threat. Really suits a Moyes team, due to his ability to dribble under pressure, especially on his back.

Fulham

0-5: Saturday, 9th December

He tried, but ultimately failed, and was a long way short of the spark he's been in recent games that has carried the poorer performances around him.

Nottingham Forest

3-2: Sunday, 12th November

Fits and starts but nothing consistent from Kudus. Couldn't really create or find space and struggled to make a telling impact, but kept working hard and doesn't shirk his defensive duties.

Nottingham Forest

3-2: Sunday, 12th November

Didn't provide much of an impact from the right and was very slow on the ball when West Ham needed to counter.

Olympiacos

1-0: Thursday, 9th November

A bright start but soon began to look a bit isolated stuck on the wing and quickly faded in the second half.

Olympiacos

1-0: Thursday, 9th November

His worst game in a West Ham shirt as his end product wasn't great and he got marked out the game by Olympiacos.

Arsenal

3-1: Wednesday, 1st November

Superb touch and finish for the second goal and starting to look like he's settling into the team. Supported Vladimir Coufal well in the defensive work which adds another element to his game.

Arsenal

3-1: Wednesday, 1st November

He just needs to be in the team. He, Bowen and Paqueta just defended with such energy when let off the leash to go press, it was refreshing. He also carries a goal threat, but with the ability to play in deeper areas. West Ham need that eye for a goal, and the pace, as well as the combativeness.

Everton

0-1: Saturday, 28th October

Some brilliant dribbles to start attacks. The ball just seems to stick to his feet.

Everton

0-1: Saturday, 28th October

In the early stages, Kudus excited the crowd every time he got the ball. He turned in tight spaces and got okay moving forward. That influence faded as Everton got to grips with him, and that pretty much ended West Ham’s promise.

Olympiacos

1-2: Thursday, 26th October

Looked bright but ultimately had no support from his right back, central midfielder or striker and was marked out of the game by Olympiacos who had touted him as the danger man.

Olympiacos

1-2: Thursday, 26th October

Impactless game. Stuck out on the wing for most of it, he never really got involved, and couldn't ever find much space to create anything.

Aston Villa

1-4: Saturday, 21st October

(Replaced Soucek 67) Struggled to make an impact on the game.

Aston Villa

1-4: Saturday, 21st October

(Replaced Soucek 67) Couldn't bring much life to a team that were floundering. Individually, he was quite good, beating players and looking for the ball. Should have started.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 7th October

(Replaced Soucek 76) Not just for the wonderful goal, but the way he picked up the ball in tight areas and turned to create space and drive. Added a different dimension, which lifted a flat team and got us back into the game.

Sheffield United

2-0: Saturday, 30th September

(Replaced Antonio 72) Tried to add some spark when he got the ball, but the team was very flat.

Luton Town

2-1: Friday, 1st September

(Replaced Paqueta 90+1) Debut win, no dramas...
Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mohammed Kudus did not play for West Ham during this season.