The Mexican Edson Alvarez is triumphing in England with the West Ham Uniteda club that acquired him for this season in search of covering the departure of Declan Rice, for which they paid a significant amount for his transfer to Ajax, in addition to offering a high salary to the American youth squad.
The defensive midfielder is one of the most outstanding Mexican players of the moment, thanks to the career he is pursuing abroad. He began his journey in the old continent after being sold to the Ajax in the Eredivisie, where at first it was difficult for him to adapt but as time went by he managed to retain ownership.
His way of playing helped him to be seen by other clubs that began to be interested in him, added to the fact of the maturity he had after playing in his second World Cup during Qatar 2022. It was not until the last transfer market when several clubs made serious offers to obtain his services.
Although there were rumors regarding his signing with Borussia Dortmund or Chelsea, in the end Edson Álvarez was signed by West Ham United of the Premier League, who was looking for a player who could fill the void left by Declan Rice, who did sign with the Blues.
After weeks of speculation, on August 10, 2023, the transfer of the Mexican to the Hammersarriving from Ajax in a transaction 38 million eurosaccording to information from the portal Transfermark.
The English team signed the man born in the State of Mexico for five years, with a contract until June 30, 2028. The Dutch media The Telegraph detailed that Edson Álvarez will receive a high salary with West Ham United, which is estimated at USD 9.8 million annuallythat is, more than 175 million pesos, according to the current exchange rate.
The monthly amount that Álvarez will receive is USD 816 thousand, an approximate of 14 million pesos. A salary. All this without counting the bonuses and additionals that the club could have offered to the Mexican depending on his performance.
It is important to remember that the signing of Edson left profits for the America club, who still retains 20% of his menu and was where he trained from the lower categories. The Coapa group received USD 8 million from the payment made by the Hammers to Ajax for the transfer of the Mexican.
The 26-year-old player has participated with his new club since his arrival, where he has participated in nine of the 11 games they have played in the current Premier League season, starting in seven of them.
In addition, it has been considered for the matches of the Europa League, a competition where West Ham currently finds itself. Edson has taken the field in three of the four matches in the European tournament, remembering that he could not be in his team’s debut since he was carrying a suspension from last season with Ajax when he was sent off for a double yellow card.
The London team reinforced itself for this season by trying to fight at the top of the Premier League table, although the latest results have not been given to them, having a streak of four games without winning. Last season they were champions of the Conference League which allowed them to access the Europa League, where they are fighting to qualify for the next round.
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