Mohammed Kudus, the Ghanaian midfielder who plays for Ajax, has decided to leave the Dutch club and pursue his career in a different league, according to his agent Jennifer Mendelewitsch.
The 22-year-old has been in impressive form this season, scoring 11 goals and providing three assists in 29 appearances for Ajax in the Eredivisie. He has also been a key player for the Ghana national team, with seven goals in 21 caps.
Mendelewitsch told De Telegraaf, a leading Dutch newspaper, that Kudus had turned down an offer to extend his contract with Ajax until 2026. She said that there was a lot of interest in Kudus from top European clubs, especially after his performances at the World Cup and this season.
She said: “I think it is best for both Ajax and Mohammed that he makes a transfer now. Now is the right time.”
Kudus joined Ajax from Danish club Nordsjaelland in July 2020 for €9 million. He made an immediate impact in his debut season, earning praise from head coach Erik ten Hag, who called him a player with “incredible potential”. He helped Ajax win the domestic double of the Eredivisie and the KNVB Cup in 2020-21.
However, he also suffered a serious knee injury in his first Champions League match against Liverpool in October 2020, which sidelined him for several months. He recovered well and returned to action in February 2021.
Kudus is known for his versatility, creativity, and flair. He can play as an attacking midfielder, a centre-forward, or a right winger. He is also a product of the Right to Dream Academy, a Ghanaian football school that provides education and opportunities for talented young players.
Some of the clubs that have been linked with Kudus are Manchester United and Arsenal from the Premier League. It remains to be seen where he will end up next season.