In an effort to persuade Antonio Conte to stay at Spurs, Tottenham Hotspur may move to acquire Mohammed Kudus, from Ajax this summer.
Tottenham hopes that signing Kudus will be enough to persuade Conte to sign a new long-term contract with the club. CalcioMercato reports that the north London team are eager to go in for the Ghanaian international at Conte’s request.
Kudus, a 22-year-old attacking midfielder for Ghana, was one of the tournament’s breakout stars, scoring twice despite the African nation’s failure to advance out of their group. Additionally, recent rumours seem to indicate that a transfer in January may be in the works.
The Sun reports that Ajax is willing to trade Kudus in the January transfer window if a bid of £40 million is made for the star of the Eredivisie. And this most recent Tottenham development may suggest that Conte’s team will soon submit a proposal that is roughly in this range.
Tottenham are not the only team interested in Kudus, though; according to 90min, Liverpool, Newcastle United, and Arsenal are also interested in the teenager. Spurs, however, may feel secure in their efforts to sign the Ghanaian international.
Daniel Levy will probably be pushed to complete the move because of the additional pressure that comes with the chance for the signing of Kudus to keep Conte at the club. Given what Tottenham actually needs in the window, the deal may not make much sense in reality.