TMW: Milan and Juventus watching Ajax star but might already be too late

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Juventus are both interested in signing Mohammed Kudus from Ajax, but his exploits at the World Cup mean they might already be too late.

TMW recall that Kudus who won the match as Ghana beat South Korea to put themselves in pole position to qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup. He scored a brace as the Black Eagles emerged 3-2 victors in a thriller.

The 22-year-old was included as somewhat of a ‘wild card’ in the squad as with Ajax he plays as a box-to-box midfielder, an attacking midfielder, as a winger and as a false nine. He knows how to score, he knows how to provide assists, he dribbles, he has speed, he plays for a team that knows how to keep possession and is lethal on the counter.

Kudus was discovered by FC Nordsjaelland who got him from the Right to Dream programme in Ghana which helps talented young players from different backgrounds, and then Ajax invested to bring him to the Eredivisie.

Both Milan and Juventus have been following him during the World Cup and what is certain is that yesterday’s match against South Korea gave a clear signal: it is now, or probably never.

It could even be too late already because Ajax have always been an expensive shop when it comes to selling their players. Milan target investments under a certain level, Juve are in chaos and the Premier League might well beckon.

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1 Comment

  1. By the time they’re a star at Ajax, it’s too late. Scouting and acquisition needs to get better at picking these players up sooner if Milan is to progress long term. Hauge is a perfect example of someone who made a 7m profit in 12 months by taking a gamble, proving a player is good enough and then moving him on. Buying finished articles isn’t something we can afford any more.

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