'We'll see': 10-goal star suggests he's open to January move amid Everton links, he's an 'incredible' player
Everton reportedly tried their luck with a £15million bid for Mohammed Kudus in the summer transfer window.
However, the Toffees failed to get their hands on the 22-year-old, with Ajax rejecting their offer.
Now, it looks as though the reported Everton target seems open to a move away from Amsterdam.
“Of course, things have changed since (saying I wanted to leave),” Kudus told Algemeen Dagblad.
“I have started playing more.
“I believe that if I had (left) – and we never know for sure – things could have gone well or better.
“That’s how I felt at that moment too. I wanted to try something new. That’s normal in football.”
Then, Kudus gave Everton – and other suitors – renewed hope of potentially landing him in two months’ time.
When asked about whether he’s now committed to a long-term future at Ajax, he replied: “Not necessarily.
“I’m a player who likes to challenge himself. This is my third season here. We’ll see what the future brings.
“The most important thing is that I just keep performing for the team, and the rest will follow naturally later.”
Hitting new heights
Regarding Everton’s failed approach, the Dutch giants reportedly felt Kudus would be worth much more next year.
Indeed, they were said to ‘firmly believe he will develop into one of the best midfielders in the world’.
In all fairness, Ajax haven’t been wrong – Kudus has been sensational this season.
The Everton target has registered 10 goals and two assists from 19 outings in all competitions.
Better still, four of those goals and both of his assists have come in the Champions League.
Kudus has been splitting his time between his preferred attacking midfield role and a new position at centre-forward.
This has led to his impressive stats for the campaign so far, and it’ll likely lead to yet more interest in January.
In addition, Kudus is a serious contender to make the Ghana squad for the 2022 World Cup.
An impressive tournament for him – obviously providing he does make the squad – could lead to clubs circling.
It remains to be seen whether Everton try again for Kudus in the January window.
One thing’s for sure – the Ghana ace seems open to a new challenge.
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