There is a fierce competition for the recruitment of Mohamed Kudus (Ajax).
스포츠토토 reported on the 27th (Korea Standard Time) that “Kudos has become a player who will create an exciting competition between Arsenal and Chelsea this summer.”
Kudus is considered to be the best player in the future, and he was a rising star with 18 goals and 7 assists in 42 appearances at the core of Ajax last season and 18 goals and 7 assists at the core of Ajax this season.
Kudus, who has already made his name known in international competitions, scored multiple goals against Ghana at the last Qatar World Cup, further boosting stock prices.
His steady performance was caught on Arsenal’s radar network. Kudus’ talent, which combines not only his excellent scoring ability but also his multiplayer aspect, was enough to catch Arsenal’s attention.
Arsenal isn’t the only team wanting Kudus. According to the report, Chelsea are willing to pay a transfer fee of 45 million euros (about 64 billion won) for the signing of Kudus this summer.
Arsenal seems to be pushed back in the scouting battle. The media pointed out, “In order for Arsenal to come up with an offer similar to Chelsea, the existing player must be disposed of first.”
Arsenal have already spent 231.6 million euros (approximately 326.6 billion won) in the transfer market this summer. Spending a lot of money to recruit Kudus is burdensome because they have successfully made major signings such as Kai Havertz, Declan Rice, and Julian Timber.