David Ornstein claims Man Utd and Arsenal target Mohammed Kudus will move clubs this summer as asking price set
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David Ornstein confirmed that a Manchester United and Arsenal target is likely to move clubs this summer.
Arsenal will be licking their wounds, having handed the initiative in the title race to Manchester City after four games without a win in April.
Indeed, City were confirmed Premier League champions for the third time in succession on Saturday, after the Gunners suffered a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.
In turn, Arsenal have been tipped to make a series of summer additions to challenge City again next term, with West Ham’s Declan Rice thought to be the club’s priority target.
Meanwhile, United have made tangible improvements under Ten Hag, but will also look to make big-money changes to their squad, having all but qualified for Champions League football next season.
And both have been linked with Mohammed Kudus, a player that claimed he was “as good as Neymar” ahead of last November’s World Cup.
Will Kudus sign for Man Utd or Arsenal?
Indeed while other candidates may be above Kudus on the respective clubs’ transfer lists, the 22-year-old is “admired”.
The Ajax attacking midfielder has netted 22 goals in 48 games for club and country so far this season.
And though Kudus is under contract at the Johan Cruyff Arena until 2025, he allegedly rejected a one-year extension in April and has made the club aware of his intention to exit once the transfer window opens.
Precedent suggests that Ajax tend to sell valuable squad members if their contracts cannot be renewed before the final 24 months of their deals. Kudus would reportedly command a fee of around £40million, though the price tag may also be influenced by which teams are in for him.
Neymar caught the eye at the World Cup, netting twice for Ghana. He also attracted attention before the tournament by declaring that he was "as good as Neymar".
"He's not better than me. He's just a higher profile player, that's all," Kudus told The Guardian.