Mohammed Kudus has revealed he is keen to stay at Ajax beyond the 2022/23 season despite interest from Premier League giants Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool.
90min recently reported that Man Utd were among a number of Europe’s top clubs who were watching Kudus this season. Along with the Red Devils, Napoli, AC Milan, Inter, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Liverpool had all sent scouts to watch the talented Ghanian.
Despite the abundance of interest in his services however, Kudus has insisted that he’s happy to sign a contract extension and continue his development at Ajax.
“I am very happy at Ajax at the moment, but I will be even happier if we win the double. Why wouldn’t I want to renew? I play and develop well,” Kudus told De Telegraaf.
“Now it’s about negotiation and valuation. When the time is right, we’ll see how it goes. But that will have to be conducted with my agent. I want to focus entirely on the title race.”
Kudus also opened up about his failed move to Everton last summer, stating that Ajax’s decision to block the move turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
“The fact that Ajax blocked a transfer to Everton last summer disappointed me. I thought it was time for a new chapter in my career, because I wasn’t playing here. But the moment the transfer market closed, my full focus was back on Ajax. The only reason I wanted to leave before that was because of my reserve role.
“I eliminated that problem myself. Everton are not doing well in the Premier League, Ajax are in the title race and under John Heitinga I am a permanent fixture. I have a strong faith in God and he has made the positive decision for me not to let the transfer go through.”
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