Ajax Coach Confirms Kudus Availability Amid Transfer Talks

Kudus Availability

Ajax’s head coach, Maurice Steijn, has addressed the ongoing transfer speculation surrounding midfielder Mohammed Kudus availability, hinting that a potential move could take shape in the coming week.

As Ajax prepares to kick off their Eredivisie campaign against Heracles, Steijn has confirmed Kudus availability for selection in the upcoming match.

“Mohammed Kudus is eligible to play tomorrow. While there have been various discussions surrounding his future, nothing concrete has transpired thus far. I’m delighted that he will be on the field with us tomorrow,” Steijn declared.

Amid the intensifying rumors, reports have emerged suggesting that Ajax has reached an agreement with Brighton for a transfer fee of 40 million euros to facilitate Kudus’ transition to the Premier League outfit. They established this deal despite keen interest from English powerhouses Chelsea and Arsenal.

However, negotiations have hit a hurdle due to the terms of the personal agreement between Kudus and Brighton. It appears that the 23-year-old midfielder is seeking the inclusion of a release clause in his contract before fully committing to the transfer.

Even though Kudus is under contract with Ajax until 2025, he made a bold decision in April by declining a one-year contract extension, signaling his desire for fresh challenges beyond his tenure at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

Kudus has undoubtedly made a significant impact during his time at Ajax, tallying an impressive total of 16 goals across 63 appearances in the Eredivisie. As the transfer saga unfolds, the football community eagerly awaits the outcome, which could mark the beginning of an exciting new phase for the talented midfielder.