Mohammed Kudus opens up on failed Everton move and why he boycotted training

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Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus has broken his silence on his failed move to Everton.

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 tempted to join Everton, an offer he described as a ‘great opportunity’

“Everton offered me a great opportunity and I wanted to try it,” Kudus recalled to Dutch outlet NOS.

“No footballer wants to sit on the bench and neither do I. Although I understood that not everyone can play all the time, Everton seemed like a good option at the time.”

On the final day of the transfer market, Kudus failed to show up for training, just as Antony did before he left for Manchester United. Many people saw it as a work refusal, but Kudus sees that differently.

“It wasn’t that I didn’t want to train, but I’m human and had to deal with a lot in a very short time. The chapter is now over and I’m still here.”

Kudus has dumped the early season hubbub and has become an integral member of the Ajax team, scoring 6 goals and providing an assist in his last 5 appearances.

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