West Ham set to sign Zouma After several days of off-again, on-again negotiations with Kurt Zouma, West Ham are finally set to confirm the signing of the Frenchman from London rivals Chelsea. As per the reliable David Ornstein, the deal will set the Hammers back 30 million euros, and the defender will sign a five year deal at the London stadium.
🚨 West Ham have reached total agreements with Chelsea and Kurt Zouma for permanent transfer of 26y France int’l centre-back. Transfer fee is €30m, contract 5 years. Medical taking place in Paris & ongoing. With @liam_twomey for @TheAthleticUK #WHUFC #CFC https://t.co/t60V2PYr6J
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 26, 2021
Zouma rejected the chance to join Sevilla as part of a deal that would take Jules Kounde to Chelsea, opting to stay in London instead, with a move to West Ham subsequently forthcoming. It is now expected that Chelsea will complete a move for Kounde with the proceeds raised from the sale of Zouma, as per reliable Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio.
#Kounde @ChelseaFC for €50M to @SevillaFC: deal almost done @SkySports @SkySportsNews
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) August 25, 2021
Details of Zouma’s move revealed The major sticking point of any deal for Zouma was to do with wages, with the defender looking to become the highest-paid player at the club. He seems to have got his wish, with 90min reporting that he will earn around £145,000 per week, while the Athletic report that it is closer to £125,000 weekly.
🚨Kurt Zouma details:
– Moyes pushed Sullivan to complete the deal.
– Wages around £145k per week – comfortably #WHUFC‘s highest earner and a huge investment.
– Zouma rejected Sevilla and wanted West Ham move.
– 5-year contract.
More coming on @90min_Football shortly.
— Toby Cudworth (@Toby_Cudworth) August 26, 2021
Either way, it represents a massive commitment for West Ham, who will fork out between 6.5 and 7.5 million pounds per year on Zouma, with a total outlay of 60 million pounds if he sees out his contract.
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