Daishawn Redan explains why he turned down a move to Manchester United before a disastrous spell at Chelsea.
Daishawn Redan, a former Chelsea wonderkid, has revealed why he passed up Manchester United before joining the Blues in 2017.
After impressing with Ajax, Chelsea signed Redan, 20, on a free transfer when he was just 16 years old.
However, Redan was unable to persuade the Blues to offer him a senior professional contract.
Just two years later, the Netherlands U21 striker was sold to Hertha Berlin for £2.43 million.
Redan, on the other hand, has now admitted that he could have joined United instead of Chelsea.
West Ham and RB Leipzig were also interested in the PEC Zwolle loanee, who spent last season at Groningen.
Redan, on the other hand, chose Stamford Bridge over Old Trafford because he believed London offered more opportunities for growth.
"Ajax wanted to sign me, but there were other clubs interested in me," Redan told Funx. "Man United, Leipzig, and West Ham were all interested in me."
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"I visited all of those clubs, but I chose Chelsea after seeing their training."
"I thought to myself, 'This is where I can really grow.'"
I was dragged at a young age.
"Ajax asked me every week at training, 'When are you going to sign?' It's difficult to answer as a young boy."
"You can't say you're leaving; you can only say you're not responding."
After a while, I just said, "I'm done, and I'm not going to the club anymore."
"I'm sorry because it's nice if you keep training, but hearing that every time isn't nice."
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