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Transfer News: Man United scout 19-year-old talented African starlet



Mohammed Kudus

Manchester United scouting Ghana international Mohammed Kudus

According to a report from Danish publication EkstraBladet (h/t Mirror), Manchester United had sent scouts to watch 19-year-old forward Mohammed Kudus, who plays for FC Nordsjaelland.

Having started out at the Right to Dream academy in Ghana, the teenager moved to Nordsjaelland in January 2018. Till date, he has made 56 appearances for the club, bagging 14 goals and 3 assists.

Mohammed Kudus has scored 12 goals this season
Kudus has scored 12 goals this season

The 2019/20 campaign has been his breakthrough one as he has emerged as one of the Danish outfit’s top players. In 27 games across all competitions, Kudus has found the back of the net on 12 occasions, while setting up one more.

A versatile operator, Kudus is primarily a centre-forward but can play in the No.10 role and central midfield as well – a position where he has been prominently used this term. In fact, 7 of his 12 goals have come when he has started in the middle of the park.

The 19-year-old has also broken into the Ghanaian national team, earning two caps in which he has netted a goal as well.

The report states that the versatile youngster would cost around the £4.5m mark, with Dutch giants Ajax also monitoring him.

Solskjaer has given youth a chance at Old Trafford
Solskjaer has given youth a chance at Old Trafford

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Ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the reins at the club, Manchester United have moved towards a youth-centric recruitment policy. A number of prospects from the club’s academy have also gotten their chances with the first-team.

Kudus, given his age and potential, would fit into the club’s new policy. His ability to play in attack and midfield would come in handy. Especially considering that we have lost Angel Gomes already, while Juan Mata is past his prime. It remains to be seen if the club make a move for the Ghanaian.