Mohammed Kudus of Ajax has been added on Erik ten Hag’s January transfer wishlist.
Manchester United will scour the market in January for replacement strikers.
Erik ten Hag is more than anything else looking for a Cristiano Ronaldo replacement. In this regard, many names have been mentioned.
Rafael Leao of AC Milan, Gonçalo Ramos, and Cody Gakpo are a few examples.
Each target will be difficult for United to lure to Old Trafford in January.
Give him some time; he has shown quality.
For instance, despite Benfica currently topping the Liga Portuguesa standings and being in the Champions League knockout round, club president Rui Costa openly declared that the only way to get Goncalo Ramos off their hands in January would be to pay his € 120 million release clause.
Despite fierce interest from Chelsea and rivalry for his talents, Rafael Leao is also in contract talks with the Serie A heavyweights.
PSV Eindhoven is also interested in Gakpo, one of the World Cup’s breakout stars, and is willing to pay a considerable sum for him.
According to rumors, Ten Hag has Mohammed Kudus on his transfer list of prospective Ronaldo replacements.
Luke Edwards claims that Mohammed Kudus, an Ajax player who represents Ghana and has previously worked with Ten Hag, is another player on United’s shortlist.
Edwards’ claim is supported by The Athletic, who write that “Ten Hag admires the skill and dynamism of Mohammed Kudus, the 22-year-old Ghana star whom he managed at Ajax.”
According to The Athletic, United club administrators are aware of the difficulty in achieving lofty objectives during the winter transfer window.
The team has reached an impasse because they won’t settle for a cheap alternative that doesn’t have the quality needed to bolster the squad. Any agreement should also be fair.