Asamoah Gyan Offers Mohammed Kudus Advise After Links to Saudi Giants Al Ittihad

Asamoah Gyan Offers Mohammed Kudus Advise After Links to Saudi Giants Al Ittihad

Lukman Mumuni
updated at June 29, 2024 at 12:51 PM
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  • Asamoah Gyan has advised Mohammed Kudus over reports on interest from Saudi Pro League giants Al-Ittihad
  • The West Ham United star is reportedly a transfer priority for the Jeddah-based club as they beef up their squad
  • Kudus is on a long-term contract with West Ham United but the Saudi giants could trigger his release clause

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Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has reacted to news of Saudi giants Al-Ittihad showing interest in Black Stars midfielder Mohammed Kudus in the summer transfer window.

The West Ham United star is reported to be on the radar of the club who are set to triple his salaries should he decide to join them this summer.

However, some sections of the Ghanaian media have advised the 23-year-old to stay and build his career in England, claiming he is too young to make that move.

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Mohammed Kudus celebrates after scoring for West Ham United against Wolves on December 17, 2024. Photo: Justin Setterfield.
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Meanwhile, Gyan, who made a shocking move to the United Arab Emirates at the peak of his career from Sunderland to join Al-Ain, claims football is about business.

“If it is true, it would be a very tough decision. I cannot decide for him; it depends on his people,” Gyan said, as quoted by Ghanasoccernet.
“He is young, but if you watch the business model of the game, although we are playing with passion, football is business."

Kudus is also attracting interest from English giants Liverpool after a stellar first season in the Premier League, where he scored eight goals and delivered six assists, per Transfermarkt.

However, Gyan believes his decision to stay or leave should be purely financial as most players struggle during life after football.

“In Ghana here, they only mention my name when the Black Stars are playing. Many players have died after retirement. It did not even become news; we did not hear of it. The people who would want to see you play in the EPL are thinking of their personal interest," he said.

Al-Ittihad shows interest in Mohammed Kudus

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Saudi Pro League giants, Al Ittihad are reportedly interested in Mohammed Kudus ahead of the summer transfer window.

The former Saudi champions want to add the Ghanaian international to their squad ahead of the 2024/25 season after failing to defend their SPL title last season.

Kudus enjoyed an outstanding first season in the Premier League, scoring 14 goals across all competitions for the Hammers since joining from Ajax last summer.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.