Brighton and Hove Albion football club, is close to completing a significant transfer deal as they have reached a basic agreement with Ajax to sign in the Ghanaian midfielder, Mohammed Kudus.
Reportedly, the potential agreement, which is yet to be finalised is said to be around €40 million (£34.5 million; $44 million), surpassing the club’s previous record from earlier this summer when they signed Joao Pedro for slightly under £30 million.
Kudus is said to be close to agreeing on personal terms with the Premier League club, a move that is driven by Brighton’s head coach, Roberto De Zerbi, who views Kudus as a key target for his team.
The 23-year-old has attracted significant attention from other clubs, notably Chelsea, who expressed an interest in him last month. However, Brighton seems determined to secure Kudus’ services.
Although Kudus is currently under contract at Ajax until 2025, he turned down a one-year extension in April and is eager to leave the Johan Cruyff Arena. Having spent three successful seasons in Amsterdam, Kudus has amassed an impressive record, scoring 16 goals in 63 Eredivisie matches.
Moreover, his talents extend to the international stage, where he has netted seven goals in 24 appearances for Ghana, including two crucial goals during the 2022 World Cup in a memorable 3-2 group-stage victory over South Korea.
If the deal with Ajax is completed, Brighton & Hove Albion will gain a valuable player for their team, and fans will eagerly anticipate watching Kudus display his skills in the competitive Premier League.