West Ham Have Signed Kurt Zouma For €30 million From Chelsea

Bertrand Traore

Kurt Zouma is all set to join West Ham for a fee of €30 million from Chelsea. The French Central Defender is was previously reported to have wanted to stay in London instead of love countries. This signing is quite important for West Ham as the club will be participating in the Europa League. Due to this there will be a need for rotation and making sure players are fit for each match as well. Last season Kurt Zouma helped Chelsea win the UEFA Champions League.

Kurt Zouma who is on his way to West Ham is currently 26 years of age. The French defender had signed for Chelsea back in 2014 from Saint Etienne. While not being a prominent player in the starting 11. Last season he played in 24 games while starting in 22 of them. Some of them being in Chelsea’s charge to win the UEFA Champions League last season. Previously the player was sent out on loan to Stoke City and Everton. While at Everton he scored 2 goals and assisted 2 as well. For Chelsea last season he had scored 5 goals in the League. Compared to the rest of the defenders last season, he has the most shots per 90 and expected goals. This shows that Kurt Zouma comes quite in the clutch to score from set-pieces during corners.

Currently, Kurt Zouma is valued at £28.80m according to Transfermarkt. Last season he had a pass accuracy of 91% while making 1.2 tackles per 90. While the number of tackles might seem low he did cover by making 3.8 clearances per 90.

Why does this Signing Suit West Ham Immensely for their European Challenge?

By Signing Kurt Zouma West have immensely strengthened up their defensive line. It must be said that last season the club had made quite the impressive push to 6th position last season. It must also be kept in mind that this was in part of Lingard having quite the loan spell. Currently, West Ham has won both their matches in the current season, scoring 4 goals in each match. While it might be rosy on the scoreline, against Newcastle they were scored against twice before 30 minutes into the game. Said Benrahma has been immense during those two games, scoring 1 and assisting 1 in each match.

With West Ham signing Kurt Zouma, Chelsea has now made sales of players this season of close to €150 million. With such an impressive selling record. The club looks now to Sign Jules Kunde before the Transfer Window ends.

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