- Kudus focused on Ajax's title race
- Linked with a move to Manchester United
- Speaks on failed Everton transfer
WHAT HAPPENED? The Ghanaian international midfielder has been tipped for a move to Old Trafford next summer as Erik ten Hag reportedly wants to reunite with the 22-year-old whom he previously coached at Ajax. But Kudus is completely focused on his current club's performance and does not want to think about his future.
WHAT THEY SAID: Speaking to De Telegraaf, Kudus said: "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. 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.
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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Kudus came close to joining Everton in the summer, only for the transfer to fall through. Reflecting on that, he added: "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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WHAT NEXT? The player will be next seen in action on Sunday when John Heitinga's side face Feyenoord in an Eredivisie clash.