New Paris Saint-Germain signing Nordi Mukiele has confirmed he rejected a late strategy from Chelsea to seal his transfer to the Parc des Princes.
PSG agreed a charge with Mukiele’s now former employers, RB Leipzig, after which shortly agreed a contract as nicely, however earlier than pulling out for his medical, the Frenchman was the topic of a late strategy from Chelsea.
But nothing got here of it, Mukiele arrived for his PSG medical simply hours later and finally accomplished his switch.
Speaking to L’Equipe, Mukiele insisted he had no hesitation in rejecting Chelsea’s advances.
“Honestly, no,” he mentioned when requested if Chelsea’s curiosity led to any delays. “From the moment I had given my word to Luis Campos, I did not hesitate at any point.”
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Mukiele was additionally adamant that he has not gone to PSG to play a substitute function and he intends to compete for minutes at both centre-back or right-back.
“In Leipzig I competed with internationals,” he mentioned. “I come to play where the coach needs it, to help the team. And give the best version of myself.
“It must be mentioned that in each huge European membership you might have to have high-level gamers to win the most important trophies. That’s regular. I come right here to play, to be taught, to continue to grow.”