Brian Brobbey turned down Manchester United in favour of Ajax return

Brian Brobbey has revealed that he turned down an approach from Erik ten Hag and Manchester United to return to Ajax instead.

After signing for RB Leipzig last summer, Brobeyy found first-team opportunities few and far between and returned to Ajax on loan this January.

He impressed in that spell, convincing the Dutch club to bring him back for good this summer, paying just under €20m to do so.

At one point, it looked like they may miss out on doing so with it being rumoured that Ten Hag, having left Ajax to manage Manchester United, wanted to bring the Dutchman to Old Trafford.

Brobbey has now revealed that the manager did approach him, but that he turned the chance to move to Man Utd down in favour of an Ajax return.

“I really wanted to go to Ajax,” he told Voetbal International.

“Erik also wanted to work with me, texted once if I was open to it, but I thanked him nicely. I wanted to go back.

“My friends here, Ajax’s style of play, it just wasn’t finished yet. I first have to really succeed here as a striker of Ajax. That’s how it felt in the past six months, when I played here on a loan basis.

“I really had the feeling after that: I really have to go back.”


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