West Ham winger Mohammed Kudus will be a perfect fit in the David Moyes’ midfield, according to Paul Brown.
Following the departure of Declan Rice, it was vital that West Ham spent the money effectively on two or three midfielders to help soften the blow of losing our former captain. It’s fair to say we’ve done an excellent job at that with what we have seen to date.
Our Hammers had Paqueta in the middle of the park to build around and we’ve added three players who bring different sets of skills to make a formidable midfield. Paqueta is the flair player, his passing is nothing short of world class but he is also extremely reliable defensively. Alvarez looks to be the perfect defensive midfielder, James Ward-Prowse has been one of the most in-form players in the league and now Mohammed Kudus has been added to the mix.
Those four players could be key to another special season in east London. With Alvarez playing in a three man pivot, with James and Lucas rotating between attacking and defensive duties, it allows Kudus to stick to attacking and do what he does best: scoring goals.
Luckily, all three of Paqueta, Kudus and Ward-Prowse are excellent going forward and journalist Paul Brown believes they will compliment each other excellently. “Yes, it’s a nice trio,” he confirmed when speaking to GIVEMESPORT.
“Ward-Prowse has given them a little bit more vision and is someone who can break a game open with one defence-splitting pass. Kudus is going to love playing with him because he’s going to be the beneficiary of some of those. He’s the guy who likes to make those runs into the box and I think Ward-Prowse will find him.
“Paqueta plays a bit further up the pitch,” he continued, “so you would expect both him and Kudus to be linking up quite a lot if they can build some chemistry.”
Both the Brazilian and Ghanaian were dream signings for David Moyes, two outstanding talents who both had interest from much “bigger” clubs. “I think that’s an exciting potential partnership as well,” Paul rightly stated.
“I think you might see the two of them on the edge of the box playing off each other quite often and that will give West Ham a completely different dimension to the way they attack teams and build up play. It has the potential to be really,really good.”
On paper, the midfield is unbelievable but in practice it’s been, arguably, the best midfield in the league outside the big 6. The only side out of the other 14 who you could make an argument for having a better midfield is Newcastle. However, we’ve not even had the pleasure of seeing Kudus’ abilities in that midfield.
As mentioned, it’s perfectly balanced with all three players, not including Kudus, have suited Moyes’ style of play to a tee. It’ll be interesting to see how the dynamics change once Mohammed is playing.
While it’s an extremely tough fixture, this Saturday could see him make his full Premier League debut against Manchester City. The Citizens have been plagued with injuries so it could be the perfect opportunity for Kudus to come in and cause an upset, but it’s too early to say what his involvement in the match will be.
What we do know is that we certainly have the quality and that can only be added to by our superstar from Ghana.
By Charlie Bass