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Manchester United are looking into Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus

by Joe Taylor

Manchester United are interested in Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus following the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo in November.

Erik ten Hag’s priority for the January transfer window is to find a backup to David de Gea and a striker to help rotate with Anthony Martial.

In terms of the former, Jack Butland is expected to replace Martin Dubravka on a six-month loan deal.

The manager is still searching for a forward after Cody Gakpo’s disappointing transfer to rivals Liverpool.

According to 90min, Ten Hag and United are exploring a deal for Ajax forward Kudus.

After an impressive World Cup campaign, scoring two goals in Ghana’s match vs. South Korea, the 22-year-old has attracted interest from across Europe.

The Dutch manager hasn’t hidden the fact that a goalscorer is needed and this rumour seems to offer the perfect option.

Kudus was signed by Ten Hag for Ajax in 2020 and was used as a squad option from the bench in the majority of games.

A similar role could be on offerat United if Martial continues his current form and contributions to matches.

This season, he has scored 10 goals, which is more than he has scored in previous campaigns.

The outlet reports that no offer has yet been made despite the club exploring this deal as they look to secure a new striker.

In recent weeks, the financial situation has played a huge part in the type of signing that United can make.

Gakpo’s price tag was something the club couldn’t reach with rumoured target Gonçalo Ramos also having a hefty asking price.

United are exploring the loan market in this transfer window with it expected that any deal with Kudus will be a loan with a buy option attached to the deal.

Memphis Depay, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Olivier Giroud are also being considered to replace Ronaldo.

United have a busy couple of weeks ahead of them meaning Ten Hag will be wanting to have quality options available going into tougher fixtures.


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