Mohammed Kudus 'set to leave Ajax in summer after rejecting new deal'

Mohammed Kudus ‘is set to leave Ajax this summer after rejecting one-year contract extension… and could be available for £40m with Arsenal, Man United and Newcastle interested’

  • Mohammed Kudus has reportedly made it clear that he wants to leave Ajax
  • Manchester United, Newcastle and Arsenal are all keen on the Ghanaian player
  • The attacking midfielder scored twice for his country at the World Cup last year 

Mohammed Kudus has reportedly made it clear to Ajax that he wants to leave the club – with a move to the Premier League looking highly likely.

The 22-year-old rejected a contract extension at the Dutch giants in April, and has told them he wants out when the transfer window opens in June.

After scoring 22 goals in 48 games for his club and his country Ghana, the attacking midfielder has attracted interest from several Premier League teams.

The Athletic report that Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle United are all keeping tabs on the Ghanaian, who is under contract at the Johan Cruyff Arena until 2025. 

In March, it was reported that former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag was planning to poach Kudus from his former club and bring him to Manchester United, having previously done the same with Lisandro Martinez and Antony. 

Mohammed Kudus looks set to leave Ajax, with three Premier League teams interested in him

Kudus could join up with his former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag at Manchester United next year

The midfielder scored twice during Ghana’s World Cup group stage at the end of 2022

Second-placed finishers Arsenal are looking to strengthen their squad for next season as they have the Champions League to contend with, while Newcastle United are in a similar position, while also wanting to push for the Premier League title next term. 

Ajax tend to sell their valuable squad members early, if their deals cannot be renewed, and it is thought the Amsterdam-based club will want £40m to sign the player they signed from Danish club Nordsjaelland in July 2020. 

He came close to joining Everton last summer, even going on strike to try and force his way to Goodison Park, before Ajax blocked the move.

Since then, he struck two goals for Ghana at last year’s World Cup as the African nation beat South Korea in the group stages.  

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