Manchester United and Arsenal set to battle for Mohamed Kudus

TRANSFERS Manchester United and Arsenal set to battle for Mohamed Kudus

Kiplagat Sang 22:30 - 28.04.2023

The Ghanaian has proven himself a proficient attacker, attracting interest from big clubs.

Manchester United and Arsenal are both reportedly interested in signing Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus.

The Ghanaian has established himself as a key cog in Ajax’s attacking department, and this has not gone unnoticed, with a move to the Premier League now possible.

Although there are no concrete talks between Kudus, Manchester United, or Arsenal ongoing, the Black Star could seek a new challenge in the summer transfer window.

Mikel Arteta is set to add more armour to his attacking department in order to provide stiff competition for both Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah.

The Gunners will need a player who can operate across the front three, and an experienced one will be more viable given that they are highly likely to play in the Champions League.

United are also set to sign a high-level striker as they look to bring in one who can replace Cristiano Ronaldo, who was previously their dependable goal scorer. An experiment with Wout Weghorst seems not to be working, and the Dutch forward is set to return to Burnley at the end of the season.

But given that Kudus – who has 18 goals and five assists across all competitions - and Erik ten Hag have worked together at Ajax, both might cherish a reunion in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and, to some extent, Victor Osimhen of Napoli have been linked with a move to Old Trafford, and now Kudus has joined the list of potential new players at the club next season.

The Ghanaian is contracted to the Eredivisie side until the summer of 2025, and that means Arsenal, United, and any other club eyeing him will need to pay a premium fee to get his signature.