Ex-Ajax manager, Aad de Mos has urged the club to ward off interest from Kudus Mohammed
The Ghana international has been linked to Liverpool, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and other European clubs in January following his impressive outings at the just-ended 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.
However, despite Ajax finding an alternative player to replace him, the Dutch coach is opposed to selling the 22-year-old Black Stars kingpin to clubs ready to sign him.
“I would not sell Kudus. It will only increase in value if he gets the chance to play matches in a row at Ajax. If you don’t have the confidence of a coach, it’s very annoying for a player,” de Mos told Soccernews.nl
“He got the confidence in Ghana and then he is one of the most striking players of the World Cup,” De Mos adds. “He has already shown it at Ajax in matches against Liverpool and Rangers. Then he is always there and shows his best side.
He also stated that, while Kudus Mohammed can play false number 9, his preferred position is where Ghana’s Black Stars, led by Otto, used him at the Qatar World Cup to demonstrate his talent.
“I think there is one position where he can work well. That is the position he also played in Ghana. This boy wants to work, move and get into the box with the ball. That’s a nice thing, but he shouldn’t be the victim of tactical experiments. It is now, as a false number 9. That boy does it, but he is not really.
Ex-Ajax boss Aad de Mos revealing why insisting the club to keep the Kudus, he said : “My advice is to set him up as 10 and leave Brobbey at 9. You get two good players in return.”
Despite Ghana’s early exit at the World Cup from the group stage, Kudus Mohammed scored twice and assisted once at the Mundial.