PSV starlet explains Chelsea rejection
PSV Eindhoven starlet Mohammed Ihattaren says he rejected offers from Chelsea, Manchester United and RB Leipzig to stay close to home.
The 17-year-old attacking midfielder recently extended his contract with the Dutch club – where he made 12 Eredivisie appearances this season.
‘There was interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and RB Leipzig,’ Ihattaren told FunX.
‘And I could also go to Spain.
Of course, a contract abroad would have been great, but I’m just enjoying myself here.
‘ The Netherlands youth international signed new terms in March, which will tie him to PSV until mid-2022 and he says he mainly did it for his family.
‘My mother also said ‘money is not the most important thing’.
‘My father was sick for a while.
If you see what he has experienced and what I have experienced.
Money has not made him better.
Health counts for everything.
That was the moment for me: I will stay here.
‘ Ihatteren does not rule out a move abroad in the future, however.
‘Barcelona, Real Madrid, as long as it is a top club – the Spanish league, the English league: that’s what I dream of.
‘But of course I first try to become a big player at PSV.
And if I ever leave, my parents will come too.’