Anderlecht’s Leander Dendoncker has opened up over speculation linking him with a move to Premier League side Manchester United.
The midfielder was the subject of reported interested from the Red Devils during the summer until Jose Mourinho landed Nemanja Matic from Chelsea.
When asked previously about a potential move to United, Dendoncker said: “When you play for Anderlecht and you have the chance to go there, you don’t hesitate.”
A reported €38million deal was in the offing back in the summer and at the time Anderlecht club president Roger Vanden Stock said: “I have a lot of experience. I’ve only opposed myself to a transfer once.
“That was Aruna Dindane, and that didn’t end well. So, if a club really wants Leander and that it’s financially good for us, he’ll leave.”
Dendoncker now suspects United’s interest may not have been as concrete as rumoured otherwise he would already have made the move to Manchester.
“If it was as concrete as was being said, if they wanted me at all costs, I’d already be there,” he told Sport/Foot via SportWitness. “When you play for Anderlecht and you have the chance to go there, you don’t hesitate, but Anderlecht had their bit to say. Everyone had to agree.
“For a club to pay what they were asking for, the club needed to be concretely interested. If Anderlecht asked for a lot of money, it’s because they knew it would be difficult, and, at that time of the year, the price was over exaggerated.”