£22 million rated defender opens up and confirms offer to join Manchester United

Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile has confirmed that he was the subject of a transfer approach from Manchester United last summer.

United were tipped to bolster their defensive ranks after finishing 33 points behind Premier League champions Liverpool last season, amid suggestions that club captain Harry Maguire needed a pacey partner next to him instead of Victor Lindelof.

Badiashile fit the bill perfectly, with it reported that the Red Devils were willing to spend around £22 million ($31m) for his services, but a final deal never came to fruition, as the club could not get a transfer deal done.

But now the defender has come out and confirmed that Manchester United did make an offer to get a transfer deal done, but he has revealed just why he decided to reject a move to Old Trafford.

Badiashile told RMC Sport: “It was the right choice, first off is that I have not enjoyed good seasons since I have been at Monaco.

“We played to stay up and so now I am really experiencing being at the top of the table and I think that continuing with the club that trained me was the right decision and this is being proved by the season that we are having.”

Asked if he regrets rejecting United, the Frenchman responded: “No, not at all.”

YOU MAY HAVE MISSED: Edinson Cavani opens up and tells Manchester United fans ‘im loving life’ at Old Trafford

MOST READ: Ole told £78 million is price to pay as Manchester United target wants £300,000-a-week five-year contract

ALSO CHECK OUT: Video – Arteta drops Odegaard hint, £40m defender on his way to Chelsea? Liverpool fans call for Klopp to get sack! will Spurs sack Jose and world class star set for Man United transfer?


Share icfootballnews

Admin Iomie

Hey guys my name is Iomie, the creator of IcFootballnews.com I love, breathe and know football inside out, having played at a semi-professional level in my younger years before I picked up an injury that ended my once promising career. So now I get to write about it and share to the whole world my thoughts on the current news, gossip and speculation that is around, and hopefully you guys like it too. IcFootballnews is by a fan, for the fans..and will be for the foreseeable future

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.