Newcastle have been linked with a fair few promising youngsters of late. PSG defender Tanguy Kouassi and Penarol attacker Facundo Pellistri are two of the future stars Newcastle are reportedly making late pushes for.
Both teenagers are being tracked by some top clubs, and either would be an outstanding addition this summer.
Another in-demand youngster that Newcastle have been linked with is FC Nordsjaelland midfielder Mohammed Kudus.
Like Pellistri, Kudus has just one year remaining on his contract, and he’s not likely to resign with the Danish club.
According to France Football, Newcastle and Everton are interested in the 19-year-old.
Kudus (pictured above) has already made two appearances for the full Ghana team and even scored on his debut in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier this past November.
He joined Nordsjaelland from Ghana’s Right To Dream Academy two summers ago. This season has seen Kudus’s stock rise with his performances in Denmark.
He’s scored 9 goals in his 19 appearances in the Superligaen splitting his time between the midfield and striker. Olympique Marseille, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, RB Salzburg, and Fenerbahce are all said to be after Kudus.
However, his agent, Jennifer Mendelewitsch, wants the youngster to land where he will be able to get time on the pitch. Though she says he will definitely be leaving this summer.
Ghana Web has published the following comments from Kudus’s agent:
“Many European clubs are in discussions at the moment, but we are not in contact with OM. There are very large teams and intermediate clubs, and Mohammed’s choice will be to join a team where he will have playing time, but he will be spoiled for choice.
“What is certain is that he will leave Denmark this summer. Obviously, clubs like Salzburg and Leipzig can be on the spot, but also English, Spanish, and Italians. We also have Ligue 1 clubs, but not those that have been mentioned recently.”
With just one year remaining on his contract, Kudus won’t cost too much to bring in. He seems to have a promising future, but there’s little chance he’ll get into Newcastle’s first team next season.
However, he could be a decent signing for the Academy if he’s willing to be patient. If we are genuinely interested, we’re sure Christian Atsu will tell him all about Newcastle.