Ghanaian international Mohammed Kudus has opened up on his summer transfer saga. The midfielder was left on the bench in the first three games of the season amid a possible move to England.
Mohammed Kudus was linked with a move to the Premier League outfit, Everton, on transfer deadline day. The player resorted to player power to force the move to materialise. The Ghanaian refused to train and embarked on a strike promoting his club to keep him on the bench in the first three games of the season.
In an interview with Dutch media outlet NOS, Kudus confirmed that Everton had approached him for his services during the Summer transfer window and that had made him excited. He, however, stressed that he was human and his actions to push a move through should be understood. He explained that he didn’t enjoy sitting on the bench and was pleased that things had remained normal.
“Everton offered me a great opportunity, and I wanted to try it. No footballer wants to sit on the bench, and neither do I. Although I understood that not everyone could play all the time, Everton seemed like a good option at the time. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to train, but I’m human and had a lot to deal with in a very short time. The chapter is now over, and I’m still here,” he added.
Kudus has been exceptional for Ajax in both the Eredivisie and the UEFA Champions League this season. The Ghanaian playmaker has scored some fantastic goals for his club and has won the heart of many fans despite his transfer saga earlier this year.