Mohammed Kudus has opened up on why he almost left Dutch giant AFC Ajax Amsterdam in the 2022 summer transfer window.
He says he felt it was time for him to get more playing time at the club since it wasn’t his first but rather third season at the club.
According to Kudus he was desperate to leave because he wanted more play time, which he wasn’t getting at the start of the season.
“I was really close to joining Everton,” he said on Joy Prime.
“I thought it was a good project for me and I felt I should try it. It wasn’t like this season was my first, it was my third. So if I’m not getting the progress I’m looking for then why not try something else? That was the focus of everything that happened.”
“I spoke to Lampard [regarding a move to Everton]. I had a chat with him to know the project they have for me, what he thinks about me and how he sees me as a player because definitely that would be the green light for me to decide whether I want to move. Without the coach there is nothing.”
Mohammed Kudus scored two goals in three games at the World Cup and also provided a crucial assist for Andre Ayew when Ghana faced Portugal in the first game of the tournament.
His two goals came against South Korea in Group H at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan in the second game of the tournament and won the Man-Of-The-Match award after the game.