Brighton set to beat Arsenal to midfielder that excelled at World Cup

Brighton & Hove Albion are in talks with Ajax regarding a potential transfer move for midfielder Mohammed Kudus reports the Sussex Express citing transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

The Ghanaian international had an impressive season with Ajax, scoring 18 goals in 42 appearances, attracting interest from several clubs including Arsenal.

Kudus also had an excellent World Cup which is where he first came to the attention of those outside Dutch football.

The 22-year-old was signed by Ajax in July 2020 from Danish club FC Nordsjælland for a fee of €9 million and the Dutch side is expected to make a significant profit on his sale.

Ajax has set an asking price of €45 million for Kudus, but considering the player’s injury history it is thought unlikely that he will go for that much, a more reasonable fee is probably in the €20-€30 million region.

As the transfer negotiations progress, it appears that Brighton has emerged as the frontrunner for Kudus, while Arsenal’s interest has cooled, however, that could easily change if the Gunners miss out on their own midfield targets.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Kudus was sensational at the World Cup and definitely looked set for a bigger stage at club level and it is no surprise that clubs are interested in him.

Arsenal has clearly set their sights elsewhere, however, with Moises Caicedo set for Chelsea and Declan Rice possibly going to Manchester the club may turn its attention back towards the Ghanian but they will need to move quickly before Brighton seals the deal.

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  1. What fascinates me about this whole kodus affair and Brighton capturing him, is what the Seagulls would be asking for the Ghanaian in a years time.

    They don’t seem to be buying these players from 8yrs and 10 yrs old and waiting for them to pass through their academy for years, their model is hidden gem and their turn around time is instant, though not sure I can say Kodus can be classified as a gem hidden, but the Seagulls will get whatever price they ask of him in a year time.

      1. Jo-Gunz
        Kudos is one of the best player I saw at the recent world cup, he’s definitely in the top five in terms of individual performances I saw on display in the world biggest competition.

        What surprises me, Brighton alone appears to have taken note.

        1. Talk of individual performance, he even overdo it.
          Top dribbler, top scorer good defensive work and the guy has thunderbolts in his feet.

          Brighton seem to often enjoy monopoly in poaching gems.
          Arsenal has a great fan base in Africa especially Ghana where he comes from and would be most appealing to him.
          He can play 6, 8, 9 and 10.
          I would snatch him if I we’re MA and Edu.

          1. JG
            It seems his injury records has scared off potential clubs from hiring his service.

            Though this article states Brighton has beat Arsenal to Kudus, I doubt we were ever genuinely after him.
            Players like Lavia and Zubimendi was way ahead of him in the pecking order, if you ask me.

            Brighton will probably sign him for £17 mill, but you can see the fat profits steering you in the face already

            1. I also doubt we were ever genuinely after him.
              Talk of Zubimendi and Lavia, Kudus is up the pecking order in my opinion. This is due to the fact that he can effectively and efficiently operate in the 6 8 9 and 10 positions and is a better dribbler and scorer compared to those two other good players.

              1. JG
                Well Kudus was arguably one of the best players of football grand finale so as a direct result I won’t dispute your claim.

                Did you remember that game Arsenal vs Southampton, how that kid Lavia ran the show against us.
                Am told Southampton slap a £50 mill price tag on his head and he’s only 19 years old.
                Pep Guardiola infact has a very interesting buy back clause on him as well, that should indicate somthing to you.
                This kid has a massive ceiling.

                Now Zubimendi is a player similar to Lacottelli at Juventus very good player , he played with Odegaard at Real Sociedad they were unplayable to the extent, real Madrid abruptly ended Odegaard loan spell there, it would have been beautiful to reunite those two who already has a remarkable understanding.

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