Tottenham Hotspur are set to be busy after the World Cup as they plot additions ahead of the January transfer window.
Despite being well-stocked in the engine room, it appears as if another central midfielder is on Antonio Conte’s wishlist and one name has emerged in recent days.
Spurs chief Fabio Paratici is set to send scouts to Qatar to watch a number of players but it’s Mohammed Kudus who could catch the eye for Ghana, who will face Rodrigo Bentancur’s Uruguay and Heung-min Son’s South Korea in Group H.
According to Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), the Ajax maestro has ended up in the crosshairs of the Lilywhites, thanks to his star-studded domestic performances this campaign, though Italian giants AC Milan are also keen on his signature.
The versatile Ghanian midfielder has already racked up 12 goal contributions across 21 appearances, including goals in the Champions League against Liverpool and Serie A leaders Napoli.
His role in Amsterdam has often been as a secondary striker or attacking midfielder but for his country, he’s likely to occupy a deeper role as Otto Addo has called up numerous forwards, such as Jordan Ayew of Crystal Palace, Club Brugge’s Kamal Sowah and the Basque-born Inaki Williams.
Kudus has immense qualities as a box-to-box machine, as evident by the level in which he’s performed over the last year – as per FBref, the 22-year-0ld is in the top 3% of his positional peers in the ‘next eight’ divisions for passes attempted, pass completion, progressive passes, successful dribbles and total shots per 90.