West Ham United is actively pursuing the scout of Edson Alvarez.
He is a versatile midfielder from Mexico. He is 187cm tall and has a solid physique. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he can play as central midfielder, center back and fullback. As he has been active in Ajax for a long time, his footing ability is good, and he is actively involved in developing the build-up through passing.
After growing up in his home league, he came to Ajax in 2019. He was highly regarded for his ability to be directly selected by coach Eric Ten Haag. However, in the first year of this year, he felt some difficulty in competing for the starting position and mainly came as a substitute, scoring only 2 goals in 23 matches, including the cup.
It started expanding its presence in the 2020-21 season. He played 24 games in the league alone and grew into a semi-main level resource, and in the 2021-22 season, he appeared in 41 games including the cup competition and scored 5 goals and 1 assist, establishing himself as a reliable main player.스포츠토토
Even in the 2022-23 season, his position was solid. He has built enough trust to be the first to be used on various stages. 4 goals and 3 assists in 44 games including cup competitions. Since his debut, he has developed into a key player for Ajax, racking up the most appearances.
As a result, several clubs showed interest in him. Bayern Munich and Dortmund were representative. Spanish media ‘As’ said, “Munich and Dortmund are planning to compete for the signing of Alvarez.” According to the British media ‘Telegraph’, Ajax set 40 million euros (approximately 57.4 billion won) for Alvarez’s transfer fee.
Dortmund had targeted Alvarez as a replacement for Jude Bellingham. As reported by ‘As’ in May, Dortmund are said to have considered Alvarez as a replacement for Mahumud Dahoud and Bellingham, who are likely to leave the summer.
However, when the summer transfer window came, the two clubs did not approach Alvarez. Rather, West Ham took a more active stance. Reporter Florian Plettenberg of Germany’s ‘Sky Sports’ said on his social media on the 7th (Korean time), “West Ham sent 30 million pounds (approximately 49.9 billion won) as the first offer. The player wants to transfer, “Both clubs are hoping to finalize the transfer. The verbal agreement is over and the contract runs until 2028.”