PSV starlet explains Chelsea rejection

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PSV Eindhoven starlet Mohammed Ihattaren says he rejected offers from Chelsea, Manchester United and RB Leipzig to stay close to home.

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.’

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