Arsenal Have Major Advantage As They Battle PL Rival For £40M Rated Eredivisie Ace

Arsenal Have Major Advantage As They Battle PL Rival For £40M Rated Eredivisie Ace

Arsenal could face a battle with Brighton to sign Ajax attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus, according to the Daily Mail.

The Seagulls have already held talks about recruiting the Ghanaian international but it is believed that the Gunners would be the player’s favoured destination.

With the prospect of playing in the Champions League and the potential for a title challenge, it is felt that Kudus would prefer a move to the Emirates if he has a choice.

The 23-year-old, though, is valued at £40m and, with Mikel Arteta’s side having already spent a sizeable amount this summer, any bid may have to wait until some players have been sold.

Who could Arsenal offload to fund a move for Kudus?

Six players could all reportedly leave Arsenal if the club receive a good enough offer, with the likes of Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Cedric Soares, Nuno Tavares and Nicolas Pepe having been made available for transfer.

Four of these were sent out loan last season so it is not a surprise that they are on the market. While few fans would be against selling Holding either, many more will disagree with the decision to offload Tierney.

Thomas Partey has also been tipped for a move but it is felt that only a sizeable bid would tempt the Gunners into selling up.

There could be other rivals for Kudus’s signature

Manchester United and Newcastle United were also mentioned as potential suitors by respected journalist David Ornstein a couple of months ago, so Arsenal may yet have to see off other teams in order to snap up Kudus.

From the sound of things, a bid from the Gunners is not likely to be imminent, due to the need to raise funds, so the London club may have to hope that no other team makes an approach for the midfielder in the meantime.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.