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Liverpool ‘considering January move for Mohammed Kudus’

Liverpool ‘considering January move for Mohammed Kudus’

Liverpool are reportedly weighing up a move for Ajax attacker Mohammed Kudus.

The 22-year-old has been in impressive form for his Dutch club during the 2022-23 campaign, scoring 10 goals and registering two assists in 21 appearances in all competitions.

Kudus has scored five goals in 14 Eredivisie appearances this term, while he impressed in the group stage of the Champions League, netting four goals and providing two assists in six outings.

The forward scored against Liverpool in the Champions League back in September, while he has now scored 15 goals and registered six assists in 63 games for Ajax in all competitions.

There has been a host of speculation surrounding his future in the last few weeks, with a number of clubs said to be interested in securing his signature.

Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring for Ghana against South Korea on November 28, 2022© Reuters

According to the Daily Mail, Kudus could attempt to force a move away from Amsterdam during the January transfer window, and Liverpool are firmly in the hunt for his signature.

The attacker represented Ghana at the 2022 World Cup, scoring twice in three appearances, and it is understood that his performances at the competition have increased the interest in his services.

Manchester United and Newcastle United have also been linked with a move, while Everton are also believed to still be in the running, having come close to signing him over the summer.

“I was really close to joining Everton. I thought it was a good project for me and I felt I should try it. It wasn’t like this season was my first (at Ajax), it was my third,” he told Star Connect.

Mohammed Kudus for Ghana in September 2022© Reuters

“So if I’m not getting the progress I’m looking for, then why not try something else?

“I spoke to [Frank] Lampard. I had a chat with him to find out the project they had for me, what he thought about me and how he saw me as a player, because definitely that would be the green light for me to decide whether I wanted to move. Without the coach, there is nothing.”

Meanwhile, Barcelona sporting director Jordi Cruyff recently said that his club were “tracking” the former Nordsjaelland youngster.

“We’ve been tracking Mohammed Kudus for more than one year. We can’t say now that Barca want Kudus… but he’s attracting interest,” Cruyff told RAC1.

“He’s scoring goals and in Holland, they discuss a lot about his position, so yes – I know him well.”

Liverpool were back in competitive action on Thursday evening, suffering a 3-2 defeat to Manchester City in the last-16 stage of the EFL Cup.

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