Actually, Sebastien Kehl wanted to win the young Mohammed Kudus for Borussia Dortmund. Due to growing competition, especially from England, the planned transfer request could quickly fail.

Mohammed Kudus was not really unknown even before the World Cup. After all, the young Ghanaian has been playing for Ajax Amsterdam since summer 2020. Not exactly a blank slate in European football.

Even before the World Cup, where he was able to convince and draw attention to himself, he played regularly for Ajax. Rarely from the starting eleven, but in every single game.

Through the tournament, however, various clubs have become aware of him. To date, BVB has been the main interested party. Sebastian Kehl wanted to sign him as a flexible option for the offensive. About 25 million euros were set as a price tag. The problem that is now getting bigger: Almost half of the Premier League is now considered just as interested.

According to various reports, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal also belong to it (via image). They are looking for another reinforcement for the attack. For such a big role, kudu has come into focus with the World Cup.

For Dortmund, this means that there is strong competition to compete for the 22-year-old. That will drive up the price, both in terms of salary and transfer fee.

Especially since black and yellow want to keep a new salary limit, which according to the picture is covered at around four to six million euros in basic salary for a young professional like Kudus. It wouldn’t be surprising if an English club offers up to twice as much. That could make him and Ajax look more towards the island, which would mean that Kehl would have to look for a new offensive option.

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