Liverpool made a move to sign one of Everton’s top transfer targets in the summer transfer window, according to David Ornstein.
The Lowdown: Kudos for Kudus
Kudus has been a promising name in the world footballing landscape ever since he hit double figures in the form of 11 goals for FC Nordsjaelland in the Danish Superligaen.
Ajax of course came in for him off the back of that feat, though life in Amsterdam has not always been prosperous for the breakout star.
Despite now being in his third season in the Eredivisie, the 22-year-old is still struggling for starts, having made just five in the 14 appearances he’s made for the side in the league this season.
The Latest: Ornstein’s LFC claim
In a piece looking at the potential movers and shakers of the World Cup, Kudus ranks high in Ornstein’s report for The Athletic, with his supposed desire to depart Ajax in the January transfer window putting clubs on alert.
Everton had agreed terms with the star on deadline day and the player even refused to train in a bid to try and join the Toffees, but Ornstein reveals there was actually also contact with Liverpool in the same window.
Kudus is said to want a move to the Premier League and sees his future as midfielder, rather than a false-9, a role that Alfred Schreuder has made him play this season.
Kudus’ contract expires in June 2025, so a move and official price tag will be at Ajax’s full discretion.
The Verdict: Worth a go?
Liverpool’s previous interest in the star is promising in regards to a potential winter swoop. With Luis Diaz still out injured, Jurgen Klopp is in need of reinforcements, and with Kudus able to do a job in the attack, he could immediately improve the side before slotting back into midfield in a fully fit Liverpool squad.
You get the impression that a raw talent like Kudus would develop in the same way as Mane and Salah, as a couple of notable examples, under the tutelage of Klop,p who appears to be a master of developing exciting young prospects.
This would be an astute move for all who are concerned.
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