Liverpool are reportedly looking to sign Ajax and Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus, with Tottenham also among the interested parties.
According to Sports World Ghana (opens in new tab), Liverpool have sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old play against Portugal in Ghana’s opening World Cup 2022 fixture.
Kudus earned his 19th cap against the European giants, performing to a high standard throughout the game. He managed to assist Andre Ayew’s goal in the 73rd minute, which made the game 1-1 at the time – Portugal went onto win the match 3-2.
However, Kudus admitted to The Guardian that he actually nearly moved to Liverpool’s rivals Everton in the summer of 2022, with the deal falling through.
“I thought [Everton] was a good project for me,” he said, “and why not?”
“It’s not like it’s my first season at Ajax, it’s my third. So, if I’m not seeing the progress I’m looking for then why not try something else?”
Kudus scored a brilliant finish against Liverpool in the Champions League group stage earlier this season, bringing the scores level. The English side went onto win the game in the dying stages through Joel Matip, but Kudus seemingly impressed Liverpool enough on the night for them to keep tabs on him.
He has bagged five goals in 14 league games for Ajax from midfield this season, notching a further four in the Champions League – as well as two man of the match awards.
Kudus’ current contract at Ajax expires in the summer of 2025. He moved from Nordsjælland to Ajax in July 2020 for €9 million .
His current market value on Transfermarkt is €15 million.