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Jordi Cruyff admits Barcelona have tracked 22-year-old Liverpool target “for more than one year”



Jordi Cruyff reveals Barcelona are interested in Liverpool target Mohammed Kudus

Speaking in an interview with RAC 1 as quoted by Fabrizio Romano, director of football club Barcelona, Jordi Cruyff reveals that the Spanish giants have been tracking impressive Ajax star Mohammed Kudus for more than a year now.

Kudus, who is winning a lot of plaudits for his performances in the World Cup with Ghana has been linked with a move to Liverpool with the Reds said to be keen on signing the talented Ajax attacking midfielder.

Kudus who is an integral part of the Ajax team is versatile and can play in central midfield, attacking midfield and centre forward. He is very good at chipping in with goals at the best possible.

The 22-year-old joined Ajax from Nordsjaelland in 2020 and has since then really shined in the Eredivisie. In 23 games for club and season across all competitions, Kudus has scored 12 goals and provided two assists.

Kudus has a contract until 2025 with Ajax (Transfermarkt) and there is no doubt that the Dutch club will demand big money from any team who wants to sign him in the near future.

Here is what Cruyff had to say about Barcelona tracking Kudus and whether they want to sign him.

“We’ve been tracking Mohamed Kudus for more than one year. We can’t say now that Barça want Kudus… but he’s attracting interest. He’s scoring goals and in Holland they discuss a lot about his position, so yes – I know him well”

Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus in action against Liverpool. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus in action against Liverpool. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Interest from Barcelona is never a good thing to hear of. The Spanish club have tremendous pulling power and if Liverpool are really interested in Kudus, they must be wary of other interest in the player.

However, it does not look like Barcelona are making any formal approach for Kudus any time soon. The Spanish club’s economic troubles are well documented and they might not have the financial power to pull off this deal.

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Kudus is a very interesting player to keep an eye out for. He is a weapon to have in attack and as we found out in our clash against the Amsterdam-based giants earlier this season in the UEFA Champions League, he is a handful for even the best defenders in the world down the left flank and in the number 10 role.