The winter transfer window is still one month away from officially opening up. However, that does not often stop clubs for making offers to buy players from other clubs. It’s claimed by British media that Liverpool are monitoring Ajax attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus.
The Ghana international joined Ajax from Nordsjælland for a fee in the region of 9 million euros in July 2020. His contract expires in the summer of 2025.
The attacking midfielder banged in 10 goals and provided two assists in 21 matches for Ajax this season across all fronts showcasing just how influential he has been in the final third.
The 22-year-old is considered to be one of the best football players in Ghana. His record for Ghana is also impressive. Kudus has scored seven goals in 20 matches for Ghana at senior level.
Mohammed Kudus has been in impressive form for Ajax this season and it looks like he caught the eye of many European clubs including Liverpool.
Adding a attacking midfielder remains Liverpool’s top priority this winter and Jürgen Klopp will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.
Jürgen Klopp has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe. He is a known admirer of Kudus and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this winter.
The Reds will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the winter transfer window.
The former Nordsjælland midfielder is a traditional number ten who will add creativity and technique in the final third for Jürgen Klopp’s side. His arrival would give Liverpool some much needed tactical flexibility.
World Football Rumours
According to the report, “Liverpool are watching Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus at the World Cup. Liverpool are scouting the Ghana international at the World Cup in Qatar ahead of making a potential move for him in January. Sports World Ghana reports the Reds had scouts at the Black Stars’ opening 3-2 defeat to Portugal, in which Kudus, who has previously admitted he ‘loves the game’ of Thiago Alcantara, marked his debut at the tournament with an assist. Kudus has established himself as first-choice for Ajax under new manager Alfred Schreuder this season. He also made an impact at Anfield as Ajax faced the Reds in the Champions League group-stages once again, scoring a thunderous equaliser in front of the Kop.”
Liverpool will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Ajax to the negotiating table. The Reds have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Ajax are preparing to sell their midfielder should they receive a massive offer for him.
Mohammed Kudus ideal fit for Liverpool?
If Liverpool and Klopp are seriously considering an attacking midfielder, Mohammed Kudus could also prove to be a smart option.
Kudus is still quite young and he will only get better with experience. He would be a good long term investment for Liverpool.
Liverpool fans would certainly love to see him arrive at Anfield.
It will be interesting to see if Liverpool can beat their rivals to the midfielder’s signature.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.