Journalist Gary Al-Smith has backed Everton to sign Ghana’s star of the World Cup Mohammed Kudus.
Kudus was previously linked with a move to Everton in the summer but the move broke down as the Toffees wouldn’t advance from the £15m bid they had rejected from Ajax.
But now after a fantastic World Cup campaign for Ghana which saw him net twice against South Korea in the Black Stars’ only win in Qatar as they crashed out in the group stage, the interest is set to come again.
It was the perfect setting for Kudus to put himself in the shop window due to his limited minutes at Ajax, with him starting only five Eredivisie games so far this campaign, despite that he’s still shown his quality in front of goal, netting 10 and assisting twice in all competitions.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Al-Smith lauded the 22-year-old’s World Cup and tipped him for a Premier League move, with the Toffees leading the way.
“For Ghana, the absolute star of this World Cup has been Kudus Mohammed and we know that about three Premier League clubs are interested, Everton one of the strongest,” Al-Smith said.
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Kudus was Ghana’s standout star after they almost qualified from their World Cup group if it wasn’t for defeat against Uruguay in the final game.
He showed his versatility which is one of his biggest attributes, as he played in three different positions in the three games, attacking-midfield, right-wing and striker, his ability to perform in whatever position he’s required would be a huge asset to Frank Lampard’s struggling side.
Everton lost three games in a row heading into the World Cup and registered only one win since the start of October, a livewire signing like Kudus would be perfect for Lampard who could play him from either wing in his preferred 4-3-3 formation, or even as an attacking midfielder or striker in that same setup.