After graduating from Ghana’s famed Right to Dream academy, Mohammed Kudus needed less than two years to make his mark at sister club Nordsjælland before landing a five-year deal with Ajax.
The Dutch giants splashed €9m for the striker in July, just days before his 20th birthday, making Kudus the most expensive Ghanaian teenager in history.
There are a lot of expectations surrounding the youngster, which have further elevated following his goal against Eintracht Frankfurt in Ajax’s 2-1 friendly win last week.
In the eyes of former Ghana international and Right to Dream youth team coach Laryea Kingston, Kudus will have no trouble adjusting to his new surroundings.
“Being with Right to Dream since he was eleven years provided him with all the fundamentals in football,” Kingston told Citi Sports.
“His skills go beyond the football pitch because he is mentally tough and knows how to relate with people.
“This is a good move for him and I expect him to settle in quickly.”
Despite his young age, Kudus has already earned a pair of caps for the Black Stars, scoring against South Africa on his debut.