In the previous summer transfer window, Everton were looking to enhance their attacking options, even after having already signed Neal Maupay, reports the SW.
The Toffees made an attempt to secure the services of Mohammed Kudus, who was also keen on a move, but the deal was blocked by Ajax because they knew they would be selling Antony to Manchester United. Kudus had expressed in September of last year that Everton would have been a good choice for him.
Recently, during an interview with De Telegraaf, the 22-year-old has spoken once again about his disappointment regarding the failed transfer to Everton. However, he clarified that his focus is now on Ajax since he didn’t want to be a reserve player anymore.
This season, the Ghanaian has performed impressively for Ajax with 18 goals and five assists from 35 matches in all competitions. Despite Everton’s struggles this season, Kudus is content with how things have unfolded for him at Ajax.
Kudus now hints that he is ready to stay with his current club: “I eliminated that reason [reserve role] myself. Everton are not doing well in the Premier League, Ajax are in the title race and under John Heitinga I am a permanent fixture,” Kudus explained.
“I have a strong faith in God and he has made the positive decision for me not to let the transfer go through.
“I am very happy at Ajax at the moment, but I will be even happier if we win the double. But why wouldn’t I want to renew? I play and develop well. Now it’s about negotiation and valuation. When the time is right, we’ll see how it goes. But that will have to be conducted with my agent. I want to focus entirely on the title race.”