Agent of Ghana international Mohammed Kudus, Jenifer Mendelewitsch, has revelaed the player was not able to move to Chelsea due to the Premier League club’s low bids.
Kudus was strongly linked with a move to the west London club during the summer as he was keen to leave Ajax after three years at the club.
The Ghanaian’s performances for the Dutch club called for interest from not just Chelsea but Manchester United, Brighton and Hove Albion as well as Arsenal were also reported to be interested in signing the 23-year-old.
However, it was West Ham United who ended up paying Ajax’s demand of 40 million euros for the talented midfielder.
Speaking in an interview with RMC Radio, Mendelewitsch made known the rationale behind a move to the 2021 Champions League winners.
According to her, the inability to sign for Mauricio Pochettino’s men was due to the club sending in bids below the valuation of Ajax.
“The truth is that Chelsea were completely focused on the transfer of Caicedo, which took all their energy. Kudus had agreed terms with Chelsea but they kept on submitting low bids,” she told RMC radio.
“We reached an agreement with Chelsea, we agreed the contract with Chelsea but the deal was not done. He talked with the coach but in the end it didn’t happen.”
Kudus has had a good start to life as a Hammer as he has three goals already to his name including one in the Premier League which salvaged a point for David Moyes’ side against Newcastle United.