A report states that Manchester United is conducting an extensive amount of study in preparation for a prospective move for a false nine that Erik ten Hag would consider to be a good fit for the team.
The evolution of Manchester United’s attack is one of the most important goals the club has for the next summer transfer window. After Cristiano Ronaldo left the team in November of last year, they have been looking for a replacement for his role as the team’s primary forward.
Wout Weghorst was brought in from Burnley on loan in January in order to provide a solution to the problem in the short term. Yet, by the time summer arrives, kids may be in a position to set higher goals for themselves.
In light of this, they have been keeping an eye on a variety of other possibilities. They might make a run at signing an experienced center forward, such as Napoli’s Victor Osimhen or Tottenham’s Harry Kane, for example.
The search for a false nine is an alternative approach that might be used to addressing their area of need. In particular, they have been connected to the attacker who took place at Ajax, Muhammad Kudus.
Kudus was Ajax’s attacking midfielder to begin his career, but more lately he has been playing higher forward in the role of a false nine. He has appeared in all 33 games so far this season and has scored 16 goals.
Over the course of his career at Ajax, he has scored 21 goals in a total of 75 matches. It just so happens that Erik ten Hag was the one who offered him 42 of those opportunities, during which he scored five goals.
After Ten Hag has left the organization, it is obvious that Kudus’s productivity has increased, but the Dutch strategist might still make use of his talent.
Now, it’s possible that Ten Hag would like Kudus to join him at Manchester United. The most recent weeks have reportedly been spent “extensively scouting” him, as stated by 90 Minutes.
In his last six matches in the Eredivisie, Kudus has found the back of the net four times. He has scored six goals in the last ten games he has played in across all competitions.
So, Manchester United have been monitoring him at the perfect time if he is trying to garner interest from other teams before to the beginning of the summer transfer window.
But, the report has informed Manchester United that they are not the only team interested in Kudus’ services. In point of ꜰᴀᴄᴛ, all but one of the other teams that are considered to be part of the big six are now monitoring him.
There are a number of interested parties in Mohamed Kudus.There is now intense competition among Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur to acquire the services of Kudus. Only one of the so-called “big six” clubs, Manchester City, has not been mentioned in connection with him as of this point in time.
The Italian Serie A clubs Napoli, Inter, and AC Milan, together with the French champions Paris Saint-Germain and the German equivalents Bayern Munich, are among the clubs in Europe that are considering signing Kudus.
There is a lack of transparency around the potential cost of purchasing Kudus from Ajax at this time. He will be required to remain in Amsterdam until the year 2025.
Nonetheless, it would appear that the Dutch organization will need to prepare themselves for interest in his services this summer. It’s possible that he could follow in Lisandro Martinez and Antony’s footsteps by getting back together with Ten Hag.
Despite this, the 22-year-old will be considering his options given the interest shown in him by a number of the world’s best teams.