Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus plays down Manchester United speculation
Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus has insisted that he’s “very completely happy” on the membership amid hyperlinks of a possible transfer to Manchester United.
Kudus joined Ajax from Danish aspect Nordsjaelland in the summertime of 2020, however his time with the Dutch membership gave the impression to be nearing its finish final summer time.
The Ghanaian worldwide was linked with a transfer to Everton, nevertheless, Ajax determined to dam the switch, which left Kudus “disillusioned”.
“The truth that Ajax blocked a switch to Everton final summer time disillusioned me,” Kudus informed De Telegraaf. “I assumed it was time for a brand new chapter in my profession, as a result of I wasn’t enjoying right here.”
“However the second the switch market closed, my full focus was again on Ajax. The one motive I wished to depart earlier than that was due to my reserve position.
“I eradicated that drawback myself. Everton aren’t doing nicely within the Premier League, Ajax are within the title race and underneath John Heitinga I’m a everlasting fixture.
“I’ve a robust religion in God and he has made the constructive choice for me to not let the switch undergo.”
Kudus has scored 18 targets and supplied 5 assists in 35 aggressive appearances this season, and his spectacular performances have led to speculation a few attainable reunion with Man United boss Erik ten Hag.
The 22-year-old lifted two Eredivisie titles and gained the Dutch cup throughout Ten Hag’s time with Ajax, earlier than the Dutchman left to take over the reins at Outdated Trafford final summer time.
Ten Hag has already recruited Lisandro Martinez and Antony from his former membership, and with Man United seeking to bolster their forward line this summer time, Kudus is believed to be one in every of their switch targets.
Kudus is underneath contract till June 2025, and he has spoken about the potential for renewing his cope with the Dutch membership.
“I’m very completely happy at Ajax in the mean time, however I might be even happier if we win the double,” Kudus stated. “Why would not I need to renew? I play and develop nicely.
“Now it is about negotiation and valuation. When the time is true, we’ll see the way it goes. However that should be performed with my agent. I need to focus fully on the title race.”
Forward of Sunday’s top-of-the-table conflict with league leaders Feyenoord, Ajax sit simply three factors adrift of their rivals.