Mohammed Kudus may be in his last weeks as an Ajax player. The Ghanaian already tried to force a transfer last summer, but then the team from Amsterdam was not yet prepared to cooperate in a departure for the Premier League. That will not be the case after the end of this season. Kudus can crown a strong year with a top transfer to England. According to David Ornstein, Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle United are targeting him.
Ajax will play a crucial match next Sunday in the battle for second or third place, but Kudus can already look back on a personally excellent season. The Ghanaian may have failed to win a prize with Ajax, but individually he was finally able to show his best side in the Netherlands. Kudus already settled in Amsterdam in the summer of 2020, but partly due to many injuries, he was unable to live up to expectations in his first seasons. At the start of this season, it looked as if it would be another disappointing season for the Ghanaian.
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Kudus made a strong impression in the preparation for this season, but had to wait patiently for his chance under then Alfred Schreuder. Patience had run out, however, with Kudus, who tried to force a transfer to the Premier League in the closing stages of the summer transfer window. Everton reportedly wanted to bring the left leg to England, but Ajax lay down before a departure. The Amsterdammers did not regret that. Kudus played in the base under Schreuder and has also been one of the few bright spots at Ajax since the trainer change in January. He scored 18 goals and six assists in 41 games in all competitions. On Sunday he provided the assist for Brian Brobbey’s important 2-1 against FC Utrecht.
The home game against FC Utrecht could just have been Kudus’ last game in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. He has been expressly linked to a departure from Amsterdam for some time now. Because Ajax is likely to miss out on the millions from the Champions League, the club will have to get its income mainly from outgoing transfers. The current number three in the Eredivisie is therefore betting on a transfer from Kudus in addition to a departure from Edson Álvarez. The usually very reliable David Ornstein also knows this. According to the journalist of The Athletic In any case, Kudus has nothing to complain about in terms of interest. Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle United would all be interested in the attacker of Ajax. Its price tag is reportedly around 45 million euros.
Kudus may therefore not be the only strongholder of this Ajax who will leave the club after this season. Álvarez also looks good abroad. The midfielder annex defender was able to exchange Ajax for Chelsea last summer, but the team from Amsterdam also did not want to let the Mexican go. He doesn’t seem to be holding back this summer. According to Fabrizio Romano, Borussia Dortmund has ‘concrete’ interest in Álvarez. There would also be interest from England. Bayern Munich has also been mentioned in recent weeks as a possible new destination for the Mexico international, but The Record Master cancels his arrival.