Former Ajax scout: 'Mohammed Kudus like a young Clarence Seedorf'

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Blaise Bourgeois

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Earlier in the window, Ajax signed young Ghanaian forward Mohammed Kudus from Nordsjælland on a five-year deal after paying a €9m fee, making him the most expensive teenager from Ghana in history.

In 27 matches in all competitions this past season, Kudus scored 11 goals to help Nordsjælland achieve a sixth-placed finish.

Due to his phenomenal potential, Kudus has been likened to some of the best players in history and former Ajax scout John Steen Olsen has told De Telegraaf that Kudus reminds him of a specific football legend.

“One of the greatest talents in Denmark. It is a boy with so much quality,” Olsen said.

“Technically very good, and very fast. I have often seen him at work with Henk Veldmate (chief scout of Ajax). He is also very enthusiastic.

“Kudus can play in all positions in midfield anyway, but in the front, he can also play in the striker or on the right.

“That makes him so interesting. He looks a bit like a young Clarence Seedorf, although I don’t like comparing players with other players.

“Kudus is ultimately just Kudus.”

Kudus will make his Ajax training debut sometime this week before Ajax take on RKC Waalwijk in a pre-season friendly this Saturday.