Ajax star dazzles with ‘never-seen-before’ pass as club move on from Antony

We've all heard of the Cruyff turn and the Ronaldo chop, but what about the Kudus flick?

Well, unless you were watching Ajax's 5-0 win over Heerenveen on Saturday the answer will probably be no, because we're pretty sure no one's ever done it before.

Mohammed Kudus is the Ajax player charged with filling the shoes of £80m Manchester United signing Antony, and appears to have risen to the challenge after starting the season in absolutely blinding form, scoring five goals in eight matches – equalling his total tally for the previous two Eredivisie campaigns.

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His brace against Heerenveen earned him the man of the match award, though it was his dazzling flick in the second half that got social media purring.

Surrounded by opponents in the box, Kudus flicked the ball up before instantaneously knocking in another direction with the same foot, completely bamboozling a nearby defender and bringing the Yohan Cruyff Arena crowd to its feet.

For the football nerds out there, it was a kind of mid-air reverse elastico (flip-flap), so it's little surprise comparisons to the elastico master, Ronaldinho, came flooding in.

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"That is Ronaldinho levels of audacious," one user tweeted.

"Never in my life have I seen a pass like that," a second wrote, while another added: "Crazy skill; this guy will end up playing for a world class team."

A fourth posted: "If this guy stays fit, top clubs will be all over him soon."

22-year-old Kudus signed for Ajax from Danish club Nordsjælland in 2020. He's also a fully fledged Ghana international and has netted five goals in 16 games for the Black Stars. Looks like Ajax have got enough gem on their hands.


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