West Ham have been tipped to sell one of the blockbuster summer signings in ‘two or three years time’ as they know he will improve and make them a big profit in the future.
The Hammers had a busy summer window as they signed Edson Alaverez, James Ward-Prowse, Mohamed Kudus and Konstantinos Mavropanos after allowing Declan Rice to move to London rivals Arsenal for more than £100m.
But, according to former Hammers star John Paintsil, Kudus could well be offloaded further down the line as he is not a normal West Ham signing.
Kudus completed a €43m move to the London Stadium at the end of last month after the Hammers made a big play to land the Ajax man.
The Ghana international has arrived with a growing reputation after starring in the Champions League and Eredivisie, scoring 27 goals and providing 12 assists in 87 games across all competitions.
Kudus‘ reputation is set to grow further in England and Paintsil believes West Ham have only signed him in the hope of making a major profit down the line.
“There is life after football and getting to West Ham, I will urge him to support his family more so that when he finishes his career, they will say that during your playing days this is what you did,” he told Graphic in Ghana.
“I am speaking from experience because when the family is happy, you are also happy, but when they are not happy, it affects your play on the pitch. So that’s the little advice I will give him, he should focus more on family.
“He is a young player, that’s why they signed him for five years. West Ham don’t sign players like that.
“Before, they will give you that number of years, it means they’ve seen something in you, and they know that in two or three years time, they can market him and make more money.”
Kudus could make his first start with the club after the international break when West Ham welcome champions Manchester City to the London Stadium.