Alfred Schreuder – How I Kept Kudus At Ajax

Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder has spoken about the conversations he had with Everton target Mohammed Kudus in order to keep him at the club during the summer transfer window.

The Ajax forward was desperate to join the Toffees in the Summer Window and even went on strike in a bid to force through a move to the Blues and play in the Premier League. In fact, the dutch press were convinced that 22 year old Kudus would get his move after demonstrating such a strong will of intent to leave the Dutch giants.

Boss Schreuder though had other ideas and was desperate to keep Kudus following fellow Ajax forward Antony’s move to Manchester United. Speaking to via Sports Witness , Schreuder said :

“During the period that Everton wanted him, I also told him: You are still going to be very important to us.”

“That has come true and I have also indicated to him to think less in positions, but mainly in possibilities on the pitch. Having a completely different type of striker with him than Brobbey, I see as a great luxury.”

Kudus has been in electric form scoring 7 goals in 11 games, including one at Anfield against Liverpool in their UEFA Champions League clash.

Kudus has already spoken about the potential move to Goodison Park once the transfer window shut saying :

“Everton offered me a great opportunity and I wanted to try it,” he 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. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to train, but I’m human and had a lot to deal with in a very short time. The chapter is now over and I’m still here.”

It remains to be seen whether Everton return to negotiating table with Ajax over the forward in January, reports in the dutch media still claim that Kudus wants to join the Toffees.

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Source : Sports Witness