Liverpool eyes 22-year-old star midfielder impresses on his Word Cup debut
Liverpool are considering a move for Ajax and Ghana international Mohammed Kudus and Reds scouts were in attendance as he impressed for Ghana in the World Cup last night.
The 22-year-old started for his national side against Portugal in the World Cup earlier but despite falling to a 3-2 defeat, the versatile talent impressed throughout and registered an assist.
The Reds’ interest in the midfielder sparked when he netted against them in the Champions League at Anfield earlier this season, that’s according to the report by Sports World Ghana (via Liverpool Offside), and Juventus, AC Milan, and Borussia Dortmund are also interested in securing his signature.
Kudus has a lot of speed and isn’t scared to beat a man by dropping his shoulder. The Ghanaian is incredibly adaptable and can play somewhat deeper and influence play in the middle of the park even though he is frequently used in an attacking role.
He has a deal with the Amsterdam-based company through 2025, so it might cost a sizable sum to lure him away from the Dutch city.
Kudus, who is currently in his third season at the Johan Cruyff Arena, had discussed leaving the team when a transfer to Everton was almost finalized.
“I thought [Everton] was a good project for me,” he told The Guardian recently. “And why not?
“It’s not like it’s my first season at Ajax, it’s my third. So, if I’m not seeing the progress I’m looking for then why not try something else?”
The Accra-born striker has 10 goals and two assists in 21 appearances for Alfred Schreuder’s side this season (in all competitions), and he will undoubtedly attract interest in the coming months.
His versatility will impress Jurgen Klopp as he continues his quest for a new midfielder.