The Lowdown: Wolves in Kudus talks
Wanderers have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old attacking midfielder, as Bruno Lage looks for more potency in the attacking third of the pitch.
This has led to links with several Premier League sides, with Ghanasoccernet, the top source for all things Ghanaian football, insisting the Wanderers were in talks over a loan deal.
The Latest: Loan move set to collapse
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Jones claimed that Kudus now looks more likely to remain at Ajax this season:
“Kudus, from what I’m hearing, I’m not sure Ajax are even that keen on letting him go at this point. They’re not totally ruling it out – a couple of other clubs have been linked too. I think the player’s just looking for opportunities to play football at the moment.
“But Ajax’s argument on the flip of this is ‘do you think you’ll see many minutes in the Premier League, are you ready for that move?’ So I think that’s in his head a little bit too and he’s got to be wary of where he would make a move to.”
The Verdict: One that got away
Kudus could have been an excellent temporary signing by Wolves, giving them something different in the middle of the park – most notably, a more regular stream of end product.
Five goals in 16 caps for Ghana from midfield is a testament to that, and given his age, he could have matured at Wolves and been a strong squad player.
As it is, Wanderers may have to look elsewhere or simply accept that their business could be done in midfield for now, though the fact that none of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Matheus Nunes or Leander Dendoncker are prolific scorers could bite them if Saša Kalajdžić doesn’t hit the ground running.
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