Mohammed Kudus is open to a longer stay at Ajax. The midfielder annex attacker explains in conversation with De Telegraaf why his position has changed.
“I am very happy at Ajax at the moment, but will be even happier if we win the double. But why wouldn’t I want to extend?”, he says. Kudus’ current contract runs until mid-2025. Last summer, the world looked very different for him, the Ghanaian acknowledges. “I was disappointed that Ajax blocked a transfer to Everton last summer. I thought it was time for a new chapter in my career, because I didn’t play here.”
“The only reason I wanted to leave before that was because of my backup role,” Kudus emphasizes. “I eliminated that reason myself. Everton is not running well in the Premier League, Ajax is in the championship race and under John Heitinga I am a permanent fixture. I have a strong faith in God and He made the positive decision for me to transfer not let it continue.”
Throughout the summer transfer window, it was circulated that Kudus refused to train. The playmaker denies this. “That I refused to train is not correct,” he says. “I am a footballer and a human being. My head was not in the mood to train and I talked to Alfred Schreuder about that. If you are not there with your head, the risk of injuries is high. That is why it was decided in joint consultation keep me out of training for one day.”