In the midst of a bustling transfer season, Arsenal is reportedly considering a summer move for Ajax and Ghanaian international attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus. The 22-year-old player, known for his versatility and goal-scoring flair, has been attracting attention since his impressive performances for Ghana at last year's World Cup. With 11 goals in 30 appearances in the Eredivisie and 4 in 6 in the Champions League last season, Kudus has proven his worth on the field.
The Gunners have already made significant additions to their squad with the likes of Kai Havertz, Jurrien Timber, and Declan Rice. However, the club is looking to further strengthen their team ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign. Ajax has set a price tag of around £40 million for Kudus, a figure that Arsenal is reportedly considering.
However, the club's move for Kudus is contingent on offloading players to balance the books. The Gunners are reportedly open to offers for Folarin Balogun, who had a successful loan spell at Rennes last season and has attracted interest from Inter Milan.
The club is also considering offloading Nicolas Pepe, the 28-year-old Ivorian winger who spent last season on loan at Nice and has failed to live up to expectations since his £72 million move to the Emirates four years ago.
The potential move for Kudus is part of Arsenal's substantial spending spree this summer, with Mikel Arteta suggesting that the team might not be done in the market. "There's still a lot of time left...we'll have to see how things develop in the next couple of weeks. We will be alert, there's still time to do things, there's still time for exits as well, obviously, so I'm sure things will move," Arteta said.
While the move for Kudus is still in the realm of speculation, the young, versatile, strong dribbler, and accurate passer fits the bill for players Arsenal have been targeting. As the transfer season continues, Arsenal fans will be keeping a close eye on developments, hoping for a successful campaign in the upcoming Premier League season.