Ajax midfielder, Mohammed Kudus, says he had a chat with Everton manager, Frank Lampard, over probably becoming a member of the Premier League club in the course of the summer season transfer window.
Having excelled with the Dutch aspect in the course of the pre-season, Kudus, failed to begin any of Ajax’s first 4 games of the season, amassing simply 29 minutes throughout that run.
With restricted minutes at the beginning of the 2022/23 season, the 22-year-old thought-about leaving Ajax as he was being fielded by new manager Alfred Schreuder.
A transfer to the Premier League aspect was on the card for Kudus, who said he was fascinated with making an attempt one thing elsewhere. But that transfer didn’t materialise.
“I was really close to joining Everton,” he said on the fourth episode of Star Connect which aired 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.”
The attacking midfielder added however for the reluctance of Ajax to permit him to go away, he would have joined the Merseysiders as he held a dialogue with Frank Lampard.
“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,” he continued.
Kudus grew to become an everyday in Schreuder’s beginning line-up following the closure of the transfer window, enjoying within the false 9 role the place he has flourished.
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