Arsenal appear to be keen on Mohamed Kudus from Ajax ahead of the summer transfer window. The 22-year-old maestro has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League recently following his eye-catching performances for Ajax.
Kudus, who sees his contract at the Johan Cruyff Arena expire in 2025, has featured 29 times for John Heitinga’s side in the Eredivisie this season, chalking up 11 goals and three assists. His impressive displays have reportedly courted the interest of several clubs, including Manchester United and Newcastle.
While the Black Stars midfielder has predominantly operated as a centre-forward or a right-winger this season, he’s previously been used as a ten and an eight. With Granit Xhaka expected to leave, Kudus’ versatility could come in handy – especially in the Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
Arsenal have been handed a huge boost towards the signing of Kudus. As the queue for his signature gets longer, his agent has issued an update.
As quoted by Dutch publication De Telegraaf, Jennifer Mendelewitsch confirmed that now is the right time for the Ghanaian to leave Ajax. She said: “I think it is best for both Ajax and Mohammed that he makes a transfer now.
“Now is the right time. He has ignored a proposal to extend his contract until the summer of 2026. What I can say is that after the World Cup and this season there is a lot of interest in Kudus.”
Kudus has rejected a one-year contract extension from Ajax, according to the Athletic.
The Ghana international’s current deal with the Dutch giants is set to expire in the summer of 2025 and he has made the club aware that his intention it to leave the club this summer. Ajax are expected to demand a fee in the region of £40million for the talented playmaker, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle United all named as potential destinations.