Everton are reportedly set to sign Mohammed Kudus from Ajax, with Frank Lampard landing more reinforcements before the window shuts.
According to The Times, Everton have agreed a deal to sign Mohammed Kudus from Ajax. The 22-year-old midfielder will move to Goodison Park on loan for the 2022/23 season.
Mohammed Kudus is a peculiar player capable of playing in multiple positions on the pitch. The Ghanaian international can double up as a central midfielder or an attacking midfielder, depending on how the coaches at Ajax prefer to use him.
Kudus has also featured as a centre-forward, showing his highly versatile style on the pitch. Despite the glowing qualities under his belt, the 22-year-old has never managed to cement a place in the Ajax team since joining the Dutch club in 2020.
He has made 45 appearances in all competitions for Ajax, who have been open to considering offers for the versatile star before the transfer deadline. Tottenham held interest in Kudus earlier in the month, but nothing has materialised on that front, as Antonio Conte probably considered the Ghanaian midfielder as an alternative to Nicolo Zaniolo.
However, the latest stories indicate Everton are on the verge of signing the Ajax midfielder. The 22-year-old will move to Goodison Park on an initial loan deal, with the Toffees having the option of signing him permanently next summer, as Frank Lampard continues his bid to strengthen his squad.
The report incidentally links Kudus to Everton as an attacking signing, which is a bit puzzling considering he has played as a midfielder at Ajax for the most part. Additionally, his attacking numbers do not match those of a prolific player that the Toffees may consider a replacement for Richarlison.
Nonetheless, the move is set to materialise, and Everton will wrap up the deal in the coming days. Lampard, having also lost Dominic Calvert-Lewin to a severe injury, has given Anthony Gordon the keys to his attack. However, the 21-year-old is the subject of interest from Chelsea, who have hadat least two bids rejected for the English attacker.
If he does leave before the window shuts, that will put Everton in much trouble, considering the lack of depth in their squad. Lampard will be hoping signings like Kudus could bridge the gap in the team.