Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag will be handed an opportunity to bolster his squad when the winter window opens for business at the turn of the year.
According to The Athletic, ten Hag is an admirer of Kudus’ skill and dynamism, which has resulted in him working his way onto Manchester United’s radar.
Manchester United will have to table a ‘crazy bid’ if they want to lure Ajax star Mohammed Kudus to Old Trafford next month, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has told GiveMeSport.
According to the source, the Red Devils’ manager is prioritising the addition of a forward as the start of the January transfer window approaches, and several fresh analysts have been hired to find potential newcomers.
Kudus wants to leave Ajax as soon as possible in 2023, and it’s believed that he won’t be sold for less than £35 million. However, reputable writer Dean Jones recently informed GiveMeSport that Chelsea aren’t in the lead when it comes to negotiating a deal.
However, a move to Merseyside may be in the works now that Liverpool have entered the competition for the 22-year-services old’s and Everton’s interest has persisted after their aborted chase a few months ago.
Kudus came close to joining the Toffees during the closing stages of the summer transfer window, but he ended up remaining with Ajax.
What has Fabrizio Romano said about Kudus?
Romano has doubts over whether Ajax will entertain selling another of their prised assets to Manchester United after a number of key individuals have headed in that direction in recent months.
Since ten Hag swapped the Amsterdam giants for Old Trafford, Lisandro Martinez and Antony have also made the same move.
As a result, the respected journalist believes Manchester United will have to pay over-the-odds if they want to complete another raid of the Dutch side.
Romano told GiveMeSport: “I’m not sure Ajax will be prepared to sell one more top player in January, unless they receive a crazy bid. It’s about the budget.”