Mohammed Kudus is a player that did not want to still be at Ajax this season when he learned of an opportunity to play in the Premier League was available.

The 22-year-old was said to have been a target for Everton and there were even reports suggesting that he was all-but a Toffee with the Goodison Park outfit ready to sign him on loan with a view to a permanent deal in the future.

Nonetheless, the move failed to happen and Kudus remains at Ajax – where he is currently playing rather well. In fact, those that may have decided to place wagers on markets that involve him after finding the best bonuses at will have been delighted with his form as he has seven goals in 10 appearances.

The sage was reportedly a little messy regarding the potential switch to Everton as it was claimed that he did not want to train in order to try and force a move to the Premier League club.

However, Kudus has had his say on the whole ordeal, confirming that there was interest from the Toffees and that he was excited about the opportunity, while also having his say on the reports about him not training.

“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.”

Everton fans may have been disappointed that he did not sign for them given his form, but Ajax will have been left delighted with how things have turned out and that the player as put things begin him.

As mentioned, he has managed to score seven goals in 10 appearances thus far this season, including a goal against Liverpool in the Champions League at Anfield.

The interest in him is unlikely to go away, though, as his fine form will have attracted even more potential suitors that may be looking for players who can find the back of the net as regularly as him.

It will be interesting to see what happens in January, although Ajax may want to try and hold firm and keep him to the end of the season at the very least.