Mohammed Kudus' agent reveals reason not to join PSG last summer

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Mohammed Kudus, the Ghanaian midfielder who had a standout season at Ajax, was in the transfer spotlight this summer. Despite being linked to PSG, he ultimately signed with West Ham at the end of the transfer window. Jennifer Mendelewitsch, Kudus' agent, shed light on the reasons behind this decision in an interview on RMC.

While PSG underwent a significant squad overhaul, securing 11 new players this season, Kudus chose to join West Ham, bypassing a potential move to the French capital.

Mendelewitsch addressed the situation on RMC stating, "Throughout the entire transfer window, I was harassed by tweets telling me that we had to offer Kudus to Paris. Kudus wanted to leave, and there were not 50,000 clubs who needed a midfielder and who had the means to afford it. Obviously, we offered him to PSG."

She clarified that the decision not to pursue negotiations with PSG rested with the club, asserting, "It is the club’s choice not to move forward (in the negotiations). All clubs have the right to decide on the choice of player profiles and priorities."

When asked about PSG's preference for players represented by Jorge Mendes, she hinted at its influence, saying, "You just have to look at the signings and make your big-boy deductions."

During the summer, PSG garnered attention for recruiting players from Jorge Mendes' agency, Gestifute. Notably, Manuel Ugarte, Goncalo Ramos, Marco Asensio, and Bradley Barcola joined the club from Mendes' portfolio.

However, Kudus, despite not having Mendes as his representative, landed at West Ham, a club that won the European Conference League but only finished 14th in the Premier League last season.