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Chelsea Could Miss Out On This Ajax Playmaker: Should Pochettino Look For Others?

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According to a report from Football.London, Ajax’s midfielder, Mohammed Kudus, is anticipated to depart from the Dutch club in the upcoming summer transfer window. Notably, there is reported interest from Arsenal, Chelsea, and Brighton & Hove Albion for his services. While Kudus has been linked to both the Gunners and the Blues, the prospect of him joining Brighton is also gaining traction.

Kudus’ Impressive Campaign With Ajax Last Season

Kudus recently had an impactful season with the Amsterdam club, delivering a string of impressive performances in the attacking zone. The player, born in Accra, showcased his skills by contributing 18 goals and providing seven assists across 42 matches in various competitions throughout the previous season.

His contributions were particularly notable in the opponent’s half, averaging 2.3 shots, 1.0 key passes, and 3.0 dribbles per game in the Dutch Eredivisie. Notably, his accuracy in distributing the ball in crucial areas was commendable, with a pass success rate of 87.6% in top-flight football, as per statistics from Whoscored.

Mohammed Kudus
Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus (L) fights for the ball with Utrecht’s Mark van der Maarel during the Dutch Eredivisie football match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Utrecht at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam, on May 21, 2023. (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Should Pochettino Look For Other Alternatives?

Kudus demonstrates skill in creating opportunities for himself to take accurate shots on goal. His ability to envision openings to set up chances for his teammates is noteworthy, and he exhibits strong dribbling capabilities. While he is predominantly an attacking midfielder, he also possesses the flexibility to operate as a centre-forward or right-winger as the situation demands.

Adding Kudus to Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino’s offensive lineup could introduce enhanced quality and depth. His presence might even contribute to Chelsea’s aspirations of competing for significant trophies in the upcoming seasons.

However, to successfully acquire his services, the Blues must promptly present an appealing offer before Brighton finalises the deal. This situation could also result in Chelsea reconsidering their pursuit of other players they hoped to sign.

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