Marouane Fellaini has confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain wanted to sign him in the summer 2018 and revealed why he took the decision to leave Manchester United in January.
The Belgium international found himself heading towards the free agent pool 18 months ago as his contract at Old Trafford ran down.
A move elsewhere was expected, but the trust shown in him by Jose Mourinho convinced the 31-year-old to commit to fresh terms.
Speaking to Telefoot, Fellaini said during a yes or no quiz: “Could I have signed for PSG last summer? Yes.
“Would I have liked to play for PSG? Yes.
“Was it Thomas Tuchel who did not want me to come? No.”
Explaining that decision, Fellaini said: “I think it was the right time to leave.
“It had been ten-and-a-half years since I arrived in England. I had beautiful seasons. Now I wanted a new challenge and a new adventure.”