Report: Newcastle interested in Ajax star Mohammed Kudus
Newcastle United are one of the Premier League sides interested in signing Mohammed Kudus, with the Daily Mail suggesting that he could look to force a move out of Ajax in the January transfer window.
Kudus’ stock continues to rise and rise. He went into the World Cup in amazing form for the Eredivisie giants. The 22-year-old had scored 10 goals in all competitions, including four in the Champions League.
And he followed that with some brilliant performances in Qatar. Ghana were desperately unlucky to not make it out of their group. He scored twice in the dramatic loss to South Korea. Meanwhile, he also set up a goal against Portugal. At one stage, Kevin Prince Boateng claimed that he was ‘the best player at the tournament’.
Newcastle interested in Mohammed Kudus
Unsurprisingly, there are a host of teams monitoring his situation ahead of next month’s window.
The Daily Mail reports that both Liverpool and Everton are admirers of Kudus. Meanwhile, there is also interest from Newcastle.
And it is suggested that he could look to leave Ajax in January after they missed out on qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
It is not difficult to see why Kudus is attracting such a lot of attention. He appears to have taken his game to another level this season.
He is also someone who seems to be just as comfortable playing in central midfield as he does up front. And he may not cost an eye-watering sum, with Ajax reportedly holding out for at least £30 million.
Kudus is a player with ‘incredible‘ potential. And given what Newcastle appear to be building under Eddie Howe, he may be an absolutely ideal addition to their ranks.
Given the amount of interest in him, it would be quite the statement to bring him to Tyneside.