Posté le: Ven 10 Aoû - 10:05 (2018) Sujet du message: Man United, Napoli wanted Witsel
Axel Witsel chose Borussia Dortmund over a series of elite clubs, his agent has revealed (via Goal). The sbo128 Belgian international returned to European football after one-and-a-half seasons in China with Tianjin. Performing well at the World Cup, the 29-year-old had previously been linked to Juventus, but his agent claims that Manchester United and sbo128 Napoli both wanted a piece this time around. Paul Stefani told Het Leetste Nieuws in Belgium that: "There were other candidates. Manchester United wanted him, Napoli too. But I told Axel: 'At Dortmund you are the number one, at Manchester you are one of the many... and at Napoli too'.” Witsel, a former star at Standard de Liège and Belfica, moved for just €20 million, a sum explained by his agent: "Sports director Michael Zorc and CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke invited me to come and talk at a time sbo128when Axel was at the World Cup in Russia. There I heard that Dortmund were looking for a player like Witsel. "I explained to them that the Portuguese lawyer of Witsel has negotiated a buy-out clause of €20m with Tianjin. That sounded like music to them, because they thought that Tianjin would ask for an amount of around €60m for Axel.