'Best player... once again': Nation's media hails £30m Arsenal attacking target's World Cup display yesterday
Arsenal are one of several clubs reportedly keeping tabs on Ghana star Mohammed Kudus.
According to 90Min, the Gunners have asked about the Ajax attacker’s current situation.
As well as Arsenal, the likes of Tottenham, Newcastle, Liverpool and Everton are also reportedly eyeing Kudus.
Even Barcelona are in pursuit. Director Jordi Cruyff recently revealed he’s been following the 22-year-old.
Over the past few weeks, Kudus has put himself in the shop window at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Sadly, his tournament has already come to an end, with the Black Stars falling at the first hurdle.
On Friday, Ghana finished bottom of Group H as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay.
Giorgian de Arrascaeta bagged a first-half brace for the two-time world champions.
In the end, neither nation qualified for the last 16. South Korea pipped Uruguay thanks to their 2-1 win over Portugal.
Ghana’s win over South Korea gave them hope after their loss to Portugal, but sadly it wasn’t to be.
Kudus was one of the few Black Stars players who emerged from the match with any credit, as per the Ghanaian media.
Pulse gave the reported Arsenal target a 7 out of 10 rating for his efforts.
‘Arguably Ghana’s best player in the game once again,’ they wrote.
‘He won the Black Stars a penalty in the 1st half which was missed by captain Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew.
‘The Ajax midfielder was Ghana’s brightest spot in the second half as well.
‘But for the superb saves of the Uruguayan goalkeeper, Kudus could have scored again today.’
Football Ghana also went with a 7, writing: ‘Kudus was Ghana’s dangerous outlet and won Ghana a penalty.’
And Goal.com gave the £30million man a 6 out of 10.
‘The 22-year-old Kudus avoided an early booking into the game after a late challenge on Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez,’ they wrote.
‘But he recovered to earn the penalty which was missed by Ayew.
‘He almost reduced the deficit for the Black Stars in the 81st minute but his well-taken effort was saved by Rochet.’