Ajax attacker Mohammed Kudus has emerged as a potential target for Newcastle United ahead of the summer transfer window.
Mohammed Kudus, 22, has registered 11 goals and three assists in 29 Eredivisie appearances while impressing at the 2022 World Cup with Ghana. The attacker also shone in the Champions League group stages, scoring four goals in six games, although Ajax failed to make it to the knockout rounds of the competition.
Newcastle United—alongside Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal—have reportedly earmarked Kudus following his agent’s recent revelations over his availability in the summer. Jennifer Mendelewitsch, the agent of Kudus, feels the time is right for his client to leave the Eredivisie giants in the coming months.
“I think it is best for both Ajax and Mohammed that he makes a transfer now. Now is the right time. He has ignored a proposal to extend his contract until the summer of 2026. What I can say is that after the World Cup and this season there is a lot of interest in Kudus,” Mendelewitsch told De Telgraaf.
Mohammed Kudus could be a fantastic acquisition for Newcastle
Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe will be eager to bolster his squad with quality additions in the upcoming transfer window after securing Champions League qualification, and Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus could be a top acquisition.
Kudus’ versatility could be helpful to Newcastle, with the Ghanaian capable of playing out wide, as an attacking midfielder, false 9 and in a deeper midfield role. The 22-year-old’s ability to play on the right flank would see him compete with Miguel Almiron, and provide a handy back-up to Callum Wilson up top.
The Ghana international is creative, nimble-footed and a good dribbler with the ball, and his pace and directness make him lethal in swift transitions. Kudus’ 18 goals in all formats this season also suggest his potency in front of the net. He is ready to take a big step forward in his career and could be a difference-maker for the Magpies.
Valued at £40m by Ajax, Kudus would be an affordable option with proven pedigree at the highest level for both club and country, providing Newcastle’s squad with the quality, dynamism and flair required to compete in the Champions League next season.
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