Mohammed Kudus has admitted that Andre Ayew was a major factor in his decision to make a move to Premier League team West Ham United.
Following an impressive performance for the Dutch powerhouses, the 23-year-old signed a five-year contract to join the London-based club, becoming the third Ghanaian to play for them after John Paintsil and Andre Ayew.
Speaking in an interview, monitored by 1Family Radio, Kudus said that while he hasn’t been able to hang out with Paintsil since he retired, Ayew, a colleague in the national senior team, has been expressing enthusiasm for the Hammers, which gives him hope for the future.
“Ayew has been speaking highly of West Ham, Mohammed Kudus disclosed.
“John Paintsil is way older, so I didn’t really get the chance to speak with him, but Andre Ayew is still on the national team, and he speaks a lot about his experiences in most clubs, and West Ham is one of the clubs that he speaks highly of.’’
Interestingly enough, the former FC Nordsjaelland player will don the No. 14 jersey that was once worn by Paintsil, who played with the Hammers from 2006 to 2008.
Reacting to this development, Kudus said, “I think it’s great that I picked the same shirt number as John Painstil.’’