Willian Jose: Real Sociedad did not let me go to Manchester United

Tue 29 June 2021 | 16:42

Willian Jose has revealed that he was a target for Manchester United but Real Sociedad rejected their offer.

Manchester United

reportedly were looking for several strikers in last year’s winter transfer window during a shortage of options up front. They were eventually able to secure a loan deal for Odion Ighalo.

Willian Jose

has recently revealed that he was also one of the players on the original shortlist but

Real Sociedad

blocked his potential switch to Old Trafford.

Real Sociedad allowed Jose to join Wolves on a short-term loan deal in January and it is confusing for the Brazilian as to why they decided against selling him for a large amount of fee when Manchester United came calling.

“I think they have not treated me well,”

Willian Jose told Spanish publication

Noticias de Gipuzkoa


“I expected a little more. When I renewed my contract, I had spoken with Roberto Olabe about there being some interested teams, from the Premier League and also from La Liga.

“I spoke with Roberto, and he told me that if a big team which played in the Champions League came in for me, they would let me go. I stayed calm.

“Then came Barcelona and an offer from Manchester United. I saw that it was an opportunity that I could not miss out on because life is like that. You have to take advantage of opportunities, and I saw that it was the opportunity.

“In the end, things did not go well, and this year they let me go to Wolves.

“I don’t understand why a few months ago they didn’t want to let me go for €23 million and now they have let me go. Football is sometimes difficult to understand.”

After Wolves forward Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull, they turned to Jose in the hope of finishing top-10 in the Premier League for the third time in a row.

However, they finished the 2020/21 season down in 13th and the 29-year-old only was able to score once in 17 top-flight outings.

source: SportMob

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