Ajax Star Mohammed Kudus: Next Stop, Premier League?
David Ornstein at The Athletic brings us the inside scoop on Ajax’s attacking dynamo, Mohammed Kudus. His dazzling performance this season, notching 22 goals in 48 outings for club and country, has turned the heads of multiple Premier League clubs.
The Kudus Countdown Begins
A silent clock ticks in the Johan Cruyff Arena as Kudus, contracted until 2025, has rejected a one-year extension this April. According to sources, the Ghanaian ace has signalled his intent to bid adieu to Ajax when the summer transfer window swings open on June 10.
Ajax is known for its proclivity to sell valuable players when contract renewals hit a deadlock. With this precedent in mind, it’s predicted that a sum of about £40 million could coax Ajax to release Kudus, although the final price could be dictated by the interested parties.
The Premier League Comes Knocking
Arsenal, Manchester United, and Newcastle United are among the teams keeping tabs on the 22-year-old’s movements. While Kudus might not be their primary target currently, his talent isn’t lost on them.
Remember Kudus’ high-profile move from Nordsjaelland in July 2020? He nearly donned Everton’s jersey last August, but Ajax put the kibosh on the move. Notably, he made quite a stir in the 2022 World Cup, netting two goals.
Ajax, Mohammed Kudus, and the Premier League seem to be destined for a summer showdown. Let’s see which club manages to woo this prodigious talent.