Everton Face Stiff Competition In Pursuit Of This Promising Midfielder: What Will He Add To Ancelotti’s Side?

Everton face stiff competition in pursuit of Mohammed Kudus who is in action in the picture
Mohammed Kudus (R) of Nordsjaelland in action against Goran Zakaric (L) of Partizan during the UEFA Europa League Third Round Qualifier Second Leg match between Partizan and Nordsjaelland at stadium FK Partizan on August 16, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

According to a recent report by France Football, Everton will face stiff competition from Rennes and Newcastle United in pursuit of FC Nordsjælland midfielder Mohammed Kudus this summer. The same source has also stated that the Toffees are showing interest in recruiting the Ghanaian youngster whose current contract with the Danish club runs until December 2021.

Kudus’ Magnificent Season In Danish Football

The 19-year-old has enjoyed a brilliant campaign in the Danish top-flight after putting in a series of mesmerising displays at the heart of Flemming Pedersen’s midfield. He has banged in ten goals and provided one assist in 22 matches for Nordsjælland this term in multiple competitions which showcases his growing influence going forward.

The Accra-born talent has caught the eye for producing such consistent numbers in the opposition half, which has enhanced his reputation at the Right to Dream Park. He is a product of the Danish outfit’s youth system and has the potential to become a world-class goal-scoring midfielder someday.

Kudus has also represented Ghana at various youth levels before going on to secure two senior caps for his country, netting one goal in the process. If he can continue to improve himself with each season, then he has the ceiling to become one of his nation’s best players in the years to come.

Everton face stiff competition in pursuit of Mohammed Kudus who is seen in the photo
Mohammed Kudus (C) of Nordsjaelland is challenged by Goran Zakaric (L) and Sasa Zdjelar (R) of Partizan during the UEFA Europa League Third Round Qualifier Second Leg match between Partizan and Nordsjaelland at stadium FK Partizan on August 16, 2018, in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

What Will The Two-Time Ghanaian International Add To Carlo Ancelotti’s Side?

Kudus can use his quickness and agility to make some driving runs with the ball from midfield. Even though the FC Nordsjælland starlet has often been deployed as a box to box midfielder this season, yet he is versatile enough to also fill in as a centre-forward if required. His blistering pace, coupled with his incredible versatility, make him one of the most promising young players in world football at the moment. The Ghanaian is not afraid to work hard for his team and can pass the ball accurately without losing possession at the centre of the park.

However, Kudus is still quite a raw talent and would need time to hone his skills if he intends to become a world-class player someday. Ancelotti can benefit from signing a player of Kudus’ attacking potential as the Italian tactician is in dire need to add more goals to his midfield department. The likes of Andre Gomes, Tom Davies, Gylfi Sigurðsson and Fabian Delph have all struggled to score goals from midfield which has highlighted Everton’s vulnerability at the middle of the pitch.

It’s high time that the Toffees addressed their goal-scoring problems so they should consider going all out to win the race to land Kudus this summer. Despite the Ghanaian speedster being a relatively unknown prospect, he has shown this season that he can find the back of the net consistently which is what Ancelotti needs to add to his squad right now. Kudus will not only bring a lot of pace and goals to Goodison Park but also enhance the overall depth of the Everton squad ahead of the new season.

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