“I spoke to Lampard and was close to joining Everton” – Mohammed Kudus

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Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus has revealed that he was close to joining English Premier League outfit Everton in the summer.

Mohammed Kudus endured a torrid start to the ongoing campaign. The 22-year old played just 32 minutes in the first four league games, a situation which left him frustrated.

During the summer transfer window, Kudus was heavily linked with Everton, with reports stipulating that Ajax turned a £15m bid from the Toffees and insisted that Kudus wasn’t for sale.

Recounting the situation, Kudus in an interview divulged that he was close to joining Everton because he thought it was the best for him.

“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.”

“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 has dumped the early season hubbub and has become an integral member of the Ajax team, scoring 9 goals and providing 2 assists in his last 10 starts.

Mohammed Kudus is currently with the Ghana national team in Qatar where they’ll face Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay in the group stages of the 2022 World Cup.

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