Sporting Director of Ajax opens up on Mohammed Kudus’ future amid rumors of hot interest from many top European clubs

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Sporting Director of Ajax, Sven Mislintat has confirmed that numerous clubs in Europe top leagues have enquired about Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus.

Mohammed Kudus has been a subject of transfer since the beginning of the ongoing transfer window. Per reports, the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Newcastle United and so on have shown interest.

In an interview with Ajax Life, Sporting Director, Sven Mislintat confirmed the interest from clubs but added that is unlikely the Ghanaian will depart the club this window.

“There are clubs that have informally enquired about him. I don’t expect an offer very soon, although you know that things can be different in the football world,” Mislintat told Ajax Life.

“Perhaps the interest in not as serious as everyone thinks. The best thing for is if Kudus and Alvarez stay, then we keep two top players. But it is also possible that one goes, or both.”

“It is important for us that the relationship with the players remains good. This can be done by being transparent and applying good principles. As we get closer to the deadline, the transfer fee, for example, goes up,” he added.

Also, Head Coach of the team, Maurice Steijn, has pleaded with Kudus to remain at the club for one more season and continue his fine development.

“I feel that when Kudus decides to stay for one more year, the real top clubs will then come for him. If we win the league and he scores 20 goals, clubs will pay double for him. This is what we are trying to tell him now.”

Kudus joined Ajax in 2020 from Danish fold Nordsjaelland and is under contract with the club until 2025, having rejected a one-year extension in April this year.

The 23-year old enjoyed his best season since arriving in Europe last season, scoring 18 goals and providing 7 assists in 42 appearances in all competitions for Ajax last season.

He also scored twice for Ghana in a 3-2 win against South Korea in the group stages of the World Cup in Qatar in November.

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