Dean Jones has dropped a declare regarding reported Tottenham Hotspur switch goal Mohammed Kudus.
What’s the discuss?
In a latest interview with GIVEMESPORT, the switch insider revealed that, following a latest report by GhanaWeb suggesting that Fabio Paratici and his Tottenham switch workforce have been monitoring the forward-thinking Ajax midfielder over the previous six months, the Italian sporting director is concentrating on a participant within the 22-year-old’s mould this summer time.
Jones went on to say that, whereas studies have additionally linked Antonio Conte’s facet with a £60m transfer for Leicester Metropolis expertise James Maddison in latest weeks, the Ghana worldwide would greater than seemingly be accessible for a way more palatable worth than the England worldwide.
Relating to Spurs’ reported curiosity in Kudus, the journalist stated: “I do imagine that it’s doubtlessly a place that they need to add much more depth to. And the indicators are, I feel, that he truly could be accessible at a a lot better price than you’ll get somebody like James Maddison at, so we’ll have to look at this house.”
Whereas it’s simple that Maddison would make a incredible addition to Conte’s first-team squad this summer time, contemplating simply how a lot the 25-year-old would set Spurs again, coupled with how proficient a prospect Kudus fairly clearly is, there’s an argument to be made that the Ajax starlet might effectively be an ideal various to the £45m-rated Foxes star.
Certainly, following his €9m (£7.5m) transfer to the Johan Cruijff ArenA again in the summertime of 2020, the £9m-rated midfielder burst onto the scene over his 17 Eredivisie appearances within the 2020/21 marketing campaign, scoring 4 targets and registering three assists, in addition to taking a median of 1.2 pictures, making 0.6 key passes and finishing 1.7 dribbles per recreation.
For context, though Kudus falls behind Maddison for pictures and key passes, he’s truly way more comfy at beating his man, with the Leicester star managing simply 0.9 dribbles per match final season. With that in thoughts, he might be a extra dynamic various ought to Paratici submit a proper provide this summer time.
The 22-year-old additionally impressed in metrics extra typical of his place, finishing a median of 29.7 passes – at a hit fee of 91% – making 1.4 tackles, 0.4 interceptions and successful 4.3 duels per fixture.
As such, with it being evident that Kudus is one thing of an all-action midfielder, who’s medical within the closing third, correct together with his passes and adept at breaking apart play in the midst of the park, it’s clear to see that the 22-year-old is a perfect match for the mould of a central midfielder Conte likes to own in his squad.
Moreover, with the £14k-per-week Ghanaian who Erik ten Hag claimed has “unbelievable potential” and Owuraku Ampofo dubbed a “particular” participant being in a position to function from defensive, central and attacking midfield, in addition to on the best wing and up entrance, the previous FC Nordsjaelland starlet’s versatility is one more attribute that would seem to make him one thing of a dream match to Conte’s tactical setup on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
As such, whereas it’s simple that the additionally versatile Maddison – who scored 18 targets and registered 12 assists over 53 appearances in all competitions for Leicester final season – can be a fantastic signing for Paratici to recover from the road this summer time, ought to Kudus certainly be accessible for a “a lot better price” than the Englishman’s £60m asking worth, the 22-year-old might effectively show to be an ideal various to the Foxes ahead.