West Ham could reportedly lose their star player to Liverpool as they look at replacing Mohammed Salah.

In their 5-0 loss to Chelsea, there were very few positives to take away from the game. Nearly everyone looked uninterested and just not up to the standards required in professional football. However, there was one massive spot of light in so much darkness: Mohammed Kudus.

The Ghanaian winger somehow completed the most dribbles in the Premier League this season in a game where his side barely had the ball. He caused untold problems for the Chelsea defence and almost everything the Hammers created came through him.

Obviously, this is but one example of his brilliance this season – it is baffling how West Ham signed him for only £38 million. With the news that Paqueta is likely to leave though, fans have been desperate to hold on to Kudus. Much to their dismay, rumours of a release clause have emerged and this has caused much distress amongst the East London faithful.

Unfortunately, if there is one, Liverpool may look to activate it according to Dean Jones. “It’s very difficult to get a clear gauge on the terms of any release clause that is in the contract as no one involved is really confirming anything,” he told GIVEMESPORT. “The foundations of the story seem concrete so my hunch is to believe that there is a trigger figure involved somewhere along the line.”

“It’ll be interesting to find out what the level of it is and when it kicks in. If it is reasonable then you can imagine he might open up as a potential target for Liverpool, if Salah does end up leaving after all.”

While this is certainly not confirmed, West Ham tend to put clauses in release clauses, like Jones alluded to, that means it doesn’t come into effect for two years – like with Paqueta’s. If this is the case, then we still have another year until it activates. Obviously nothing is stopping the Reds from coming in for him anyway, but the Hammers will be under no obligation to sell and, with a new manager coming in, they will be eager to keep hold to the core of their thin, ageing squad.

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