Everton made a late effort to sign Mohammed Kudus in the final days of the summer window.

The player tried to force a move to the Merseyside club, but Ajax refused to let him leave. His behaviour had didn’t please the Dutch media.

On September 14th, De Telegraaf stated the Eredivisie winners were right to refuse the 22-year-old’s request to join Everton, considering he has enjoyed a great start to the season in Amsterdam.

Operating mainly as a centre forward under Alfred Schreuder, the Ghana international has seven goals and an assist to his name form 10 matches. This includes a goal in Ajax’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

Schreuder had initially left him on the bench in pre-season fixtures. This didn’t please him and he was open to joining Frank Lampard’s side. Kudus has now revealed a move to Everton would have best suited him, if his situation at Ajax were taken into account.

“Everton offered me a great opportunity and I wanted to try it. 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,” he told NOS.

“It wasn’t that I didn’t want to train [towards the end of the window], but I’m human and had to deal with a lot in a very short time. The chapter is now over and I’m still here.”