Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Mohammed Kudus to north London in the January transfer window.
That’s according to German publication BILD (via The Express), who claim that Spurs, Everton and Borussia Dortmund are all tracking the development of the Ajax attacking midfielder ahead of launching a potential bid for the 22-year-old this winter – who is said to be valued at what would appear to be an extremely reasonable figure of just €10m (£8.7m).
However, the report goes on to state that it is currently the Bundesliga side who look to be leading the race for the Ghana international, as Dortmund manager Edin Terzic is reported to be more likely to hand the youngster regular first-team minutes than he would receive at either Tottenham or the Toffees.
Considering just how impressive Kudus has been for Ajax this season, coupled with Tottenham somewhat lacking a creative spark in their midfield so far in 2022/23, it is not difficult to understand why Fabio Paratici would be interested in a deal to bring the 22-year-old to north London in the January transfer window.
Indeed, over his eight Eredivisie appearances – only two of which have come as starts – in the current campaign, the £9m-rated talent has been in excellent form, having already found the back of the net on four separate occasions – an average of one goal every 64 minutes – as well as taking an average of 1.3 shots and completing 1.9 dribbles per game.
These returns have seen the 16-cap international average an extremely impressive SofaScore match rating of 7.16, currently ranking him as Alfred Schreuder’s 10th-best performer in the top flight of Dutch football so far this season.
However, it has undoubtedly been the midfielder’s performances over his three Champions League fixtures that have most caught the eye, with Kudus having scored three goals and registered one assist in games against Rangers, Liverpool and Napoli.
These metrics have seen the 22-year-old “star boy” who “can’t stop scoring” – in the words of Kwame Benaiah – average a quite remarkable SofaScore match rating of 7.43, ranking him by far and away as Ajax’s best player in the tournament.
As such, when taking into account that the Ghanaian sensation has been directly involved in more goals than Spurs’ current central midfield quartet of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma and Oliver Skipp combined this season, it is evident that Antonio Conte is very much lacking a midfielder in Kudus’ mould at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
And, should the youngster indeed be available for as little as £8.7m this winter, Paratici simply cannot afford not to launch a bid for the 22-year-old, as, going off his performances so far this season, getting a deal over the line for Kudus at this price would undoubtedly represent a complete steal in the transfer market.