Who is reported Manchester United target Mohammed Kudus?
According to Danish newspaper EkstraBladet, Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Mohammed Kudus in action.
Kudus is not a player with a high profile, who many fans will be immediately familiar with.
So here is a look at what you need to know about the possible new recruit…
1) Kudus is a Ghanaian forward who plays for Danish side Nordsjaelland. He is just 19-years-old.
2) He has two goals in three games since the Danish Super League got back underway. In total he has 11 goals in 26 games this season.
3) Kudus has played as a centre-forward, and as an attacking midfielder this season. Seven of his goals have from from midfield, and four as a striker.
4) He made his senior debut for Ghana last year. He has two caps, and one goal, netting in an AFCON qualifying win over South Africa.
5) Kudus was recently named on the Golden Boy shortlist, alongside Manchester United talents James Garner and Mason Greenwood.
What they say…
Danish newspaper EkstraBladet say, ‘Mohammed Kudus is perhaps the most exciting player in the Super League right now.’
Ajax scouts were also watching him along with United’s, with the report adding that ‘Kudus has physical and technical skills far above the level of the Danish Super League’.
Gazzetta dello Sport recently suggested it could take as little as £4.5 million to sign Kudus, amid reported interest from Italian clubs.
His agent, Jennifer Mendelewitsch, told GhanaWeb that Kudus would prefer a move where he is guaranteed playing time, adding: “What is certain is that he will leave Denmark this summer.”
Would he be a good signing?
For as little as £4.5 million, Kudus would be a fantastic gamble for United to take, considering his potential.
He is a player with great potential, considering his ability to play in two positions. Often he plays a false nine role, and he could end up deputising for Bruno Fernandes in attacking midfield, who has no outright back-up yet.
There is a worry though, with regards to the fact he wants to play regularly, that he may consider the United move as too much too soon, and prefers an intermediate stepping stone club.
There is also a question over a work permit. The best solution may be for United to take a gamble and snap him up, and then loan him out for a season or two.
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