Manchester United report: Ghanaian superstar set for £40m move, after Erik Ten Hag's "incredible potential" comment

 Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag reacts during the Emirates FA Cup Semi Final match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2023 in London, England.
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Manchester United have been quoted a price for £40 million for a Ghanaian superstar to join their ranks.

The Red Devils are in the market for attacking impetus, having lost Cristiano Ronaldo midseason and brought in Wout Weghorst on loan. Manager Erik ten Hag has the likes of Marcus Rashford and Antony at his disposal but would like more threat from his frontline.

Harry Kane is heavily rumoured with The Telegraph suggesting a mammoth bid could be imminent – though with The Mail listing 17 outgoings this summer, there may be a few new attackers joining.

Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane applauds the fans during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 20, 2022 in London, England.
Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane applauds the fans during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 20, 2022 in London, England.

FootballTransfers claims that Mohammed Kudus of Ajax is a target for Ten Hag – who has already signed two players from de Godenzonen since leaving the Johan Cruyff Arena last summer, in Lisandro Martinez and Antony.

The report claims that the Ghana international could be available for £40m. With Ten Hag experimenting with players in different roles this term, Kudus could be the Dutchman's general when it comes to positional fluidity.

A No.10 by definition, Kudus is left-footed with a powerful shot – but the Ajax star has played up front, deeper in midfield and on both flanks. Ten Hag could easily use him as a false nine facilitating penetrative runs from Marcus Rashford, as a midfielder ahead of Casemiro and Eriksen or as an alternative to Antony on the right.

Ten Hag actually signed Kudus in the Netherlands, praising his "incredible potential" early in his Ajax career.

Mohammed Kudus of Ghana celebrates scoring their team's second goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match between Korea Republic and Ghana at Education City Stadium on November 28, 2022 in Al Rayyan, Qatar.
Mohammed Kudus of Ghana celebrates scoring their team's second goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match between Korea Republic and Ghana at Education City Stadium on November 28, 2022 in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

In what has been a disappointing season by Ajax's standards following Ten Hag's departure, Kudus still has 18 goals in all competitions.

The 22-year-old is valued at €30m by Transfermarkt.

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Three big names have been linked with exits, however, while James Ward-Prowse is reportedly on the midfield shortlistGoncalo Ramos is a target and Bruno Fernandes might yet leave.