According to The Athletic, Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus is set to leave the club in the summer. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has scored 18 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions this season. The Ghana international is valued at around £40m.
Kudus is under contract at the Johan Cruyff Arena until 2025 but he rejected a new deal in April. The former Nordsjaelland talent has since informed the club that he wants to leave once the summer transfer window opens.
Ajax tend to sell their most valuable squad members when they reach the final 24 months of their deals. This prevents valuable players from leaving the club for free. With Manchester United and Arsenal showing interest in Kudus, it’s likely he could make a big money move in the summer. Newcastle United are also said to be among the clubs interested in signing Kudus.
Kudus hit the headlines during the 2022 World Cup. He scored twice in his three appearances for Ghana, with both the goals coming against South Korea in a thrilling 3-2 victory. This season he’s been superb for Ajax, playing as a centre-forward, right-winger and as an attacking midfielder. It looks like the Premier League could be his next destination.