Josko Gvardiol claimed he was "OK" with Leipzig's decision, despite showing interest to join Chelsea
Chelsea showed interest in signing Josko Gvardiol during the January transfer window, but RB Leipzig refused to sell him mid-season.
In the summer,Josko Gvardiol
was expected to join The Blues, but after his failed transfer to the Premier League, the Croatian player revealed that he intends to follow his teammate Christopher Nkunku wherever he goes and the 23-year-old French midfielder is expected to joinChelsea
in the summer of 2023.
Josko Gvardiol showed he was okay with his club's decision, despite being disappointed with his failed move.
"I was really confused because one month before the window starts I was upstairs with the sporting director and he says, ‘Yeah Josko, we are not going to sell you, we need you, we believe in you,’ and I was like ok I am fine with this, I can stay here, I like it here, all I need is to work on myself, to play, to win something else.
Gvardiol told The Times about Leipzig’s decision not to sell him this season:
"It was like this until the last two days. My agent called me and said that Chelsea is extremely interested and, of course, you definitely think about a serious offer from a huge club like Chelsea. Leipzig said they didn’t want to sell me. In the end, I really struggled with that decision but we didn’t make an agreement. It is what it is. I am here and I am fine with this because my idea had been to stay here. One season was not enough. This is my second season, even one more season would be great but we will see."
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