Leeds: Media praise Mohammed Kudus’ World Cup performance
Rumoured Leeds United transfer target Mohammed Kudus has been lauded after his performance in Ghana’s 3-2 defeat to Portugal at the 2022 World Cup.
The Lowdown: Kudus shines in defeat
The Whites have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old in recent months and they had a chance to see him in action on Thursday.
Ghana may have eventually lost to Portugal in an intriguing contest, but Kudus stood out as one of the best players on the pitch, causing the European side huge problems.
The midfielder won six of his eight ground duels overall and successfully completed all four dribbles he attempted. [SofaScore]
The Latest: Journalist hails Leeds target
Taking to Twitter, football writer Umir, who contributes to The Athletic, heaped praise on Kudus’ performance after Andre Ayew’s equaliser, singling him out after an influential showing:
“AYEWWW! Run the game through Kudus, special talent. Been so bright this half.”
The Verdict: Snap him up, Whites
This really was an exciting display by Kudus, highlighting precisely why Leeds have seemingly been monitoring the player ahead of a potential move in the near future.
He possesses power and quality on the ball and his ability to break the lines is something that could add an extra dimension to Jesse Marsch’s midfield.
The Ajax man is equally effective as a forward, however, scoring seven goals in nine games in that role for the Eredivise side this season, and this versatility could appeal greatly to Marsch.