Head coach Bruno Lage has not been afraid to splash the cash during the summer window, having parted with more than £100million, but further reinforcements could be drafted in ahead of the 11pm deadline on September 1.
What’s the latest news involving Kudus?
According to Ghana Soccernet, Wolves have joined the race to sign Kudus on a season-long loan from Ajax.
The report suggests the West Midlands outfit are set to open talks with the 16-cap Ghana international’s representatives.
However, Wolves are not the only Premier League side showing an interest as Everton have reportedly been in discussions over an initial temporary deal which boasts the option of being made permanent and Kudus has indicated he would be open to a move.
Although Ajax are keen to hold onto the central midfielder, it is understood that Kudus wants to secure more game-time ahead of the 2022 World Cup taking place in Qatar this winter.
He has found opportunities hard to come by since the 2022/23 season got underway, with the reigning Eredivisie champions’ new boss Alfred Schreuder only offering 50 minutes of action through substitute appearances.
What has Dean Jones said about Kudus?
Jones is surprised that Kudus has not been offered a regular role in Ajax’s squad and, as a result, feels a number of clubs should be keeping tabs on his situation.
However, the transfer insider understands that a switch to Wolves has caught the Ghanaian’s eye ahead of the fast-approaching deadline.
Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “He’s one of the more intriguing players that I think can be signed and I can’t believe more clubs aren’t in talks over this if he is genuinely gettable.
“He’s part of an Ajax side that I thought he would have a bigger role in, to be honest. He’ll want a certain style of club if he is going to leave.
“I’m told that Wolves would be of interest to him. I don’t think Ajax are looking to offload him particularly, but if he were to leave, then I can see Wolves being one that he would be open to.”
Would Kudus be a good signing for Wolves?
Although Kudus has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot under new Ajax chief Schreuder, he has already amassed 103 appearances during the early stages of his senior career.
He has also gained praise from Erik ten Hag, who moved to the Premier League himself during the summer as he swapped the Ajax dugout for the top job at Manchester United.
After handing Kudus his debut for the Eredivisie giants, the Dutchman described the former Nordsjaelland star’s performance as ‘excellent’.