Edson Álvarez completes West Ham transfer: how much was the fee?
The 25-year-old Mexican international has moved from Ajax to the Premier League after agreeing a five-year deal with the Hammers.
West Ham United have completed the signing of Edson Álvarez from Dutch club Ajax.
The 25-year-old midfielder has impressed during his four-year stint in the Netherlands and has become a stalwart of the Mexican national team.
West Ham are looking to rebuild their midfield after the club-record sale of Declan Rice to Arsenal. The Hammers received around £105 million ($134m) for their former captain and manager David Moyes is looking to reinvest some of the money this summer.
“I am very happy and very proud to be here,” said Álvarez upon his unveiling at West Ham. “Being here in London and seeing London Stadium, it’s amazing. I can’t wait to play here in front of the West Ham fans.
“It’s a hugely sentimental moment for me in my career. To join a club like a West Ham is a dream for me and my family,” he added.
“The Premier League is a special league, the best league in the world and I think my style will suit it. I now have a responsibility to West Ham and the West Ham family and I will give absolutely everything for the shirt.”
What was the Edson Álvarez transfer fee?
The club announced the signing as an ‘undisclosed fee’, meaning that they will not officially release details of the payment. However AS USA has previously reported that West Ham and Ajax had struck a deal worth roughly £35 million ($45m) for the midfielder.
“We’re really pleased to add Edson to our squad,” said West Ham manager David Moyes. “The midfield area was one we were especially keen to strengthen this summer – and Edson will complement the other options we have in that department.”
West Ham are also close to agreeing deals for Manchester United defender Harry Maguire and James Ward-Prowse of Southampton. The England duo will bring substantial experience to Moyes’ squad and both are in need of regular Premier League football this season to keep their spots in the England national team.