Mohammed Kudus qualities likened to Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf

Published on: 03 August 2020

Former scout of Ajax Amsterdam, John Steen Olsen has hailed the qualities of Mohammed Kudus and has likened him to Clarence Seedorf.

The 19-year-old Ghana forward joined the Dutch champions on a five-year deal from FC Nordsjaelland.

Kudus was a kingpin during his days with the Danish club.

“One of the greatest talents in Denmark. It is a boy with so much quality,” says Olsen in De Telegraaf.

“Technically very good, and very fast. I have often seen him at work with Henk Veldmate (chief scout of Ajax, ed.). He is also very enthusiastic."

Olsen thinks that Ajax can benefit from the versatility of Kudus. “Kudus can play in all positions in midfield anyway, but he can also play in the striker in the front or on the right. 

"That makes him so interesting. He looks a bit like a young Clarence Seedorf, although I don't like comparing players with other players. Kudus is ultimately just Kudus. 

Olsen is not surprised that Ajax paid no less than nine million euros to get the young Kudus loose at Nordsjaelland.

“These kinds of amounts are normal nowadays. There was also a lot of interest in Kudus," he added.