The Athletic’s David Ornstein has now revealed that rumoured Tottenham target Mohammed Kudus is keen on leaving Ajax during the January transfer window.
Kudus has had a fantastic start to the 2022-23 campaign and although Ghana were eliminated in the group stage of the World Cup, the midfielder showed enough in the three matches to pique the interest of several top clubs around Europe.
The Sun reported at the start of this month that Spurs were eyeing a move for the 22-year-old and the North London club’s interest in the midfielder has subsequently been backed up by Calciomercato.it, who claimed last week that Antonio Conte’s men want to beat Juventus and AC Milan to the Ajax star.
Ornstein has now revealed that Kudus has made up his mind to leave the Johan Cruijff Arena in January amidst interest from the Premier League, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 clubs.
The journalist reports that the player’s preference is to move to England and he also wants guarantees that he would be handed a midfield role rather than operating as a false nine as he is at Ajax.
Ornstein states that the Eredivisie giants are expected to demand a minimum of €35m to €40m (£30m-£34.3m) for Kudus in January, and adds that no club have held formal discussions regarding a deal for the Ghanaian yet.
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If Kudus is being that deliberate with his choice of next club as Ornstein suggests (ie asking for a specific role in the team), then one would imagine that the 22-year-old would also seek guarantees about regular game time. Unfortunately, I do not think Conte would be able to make that promise to the Ajax star.
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