On Friday, De Telegraaf journalist Mike Verweij suggested Manchester United could be a fitting destination for Ajax’s Brian Brobbey in the future.

The 21-year-old has now given an interview to De Telegraaf, and the same journalist, where he talked about a Manchester United attempt to sign him.

The Netherlands international came up through the ranks of Ajax’s academy and spent three years with their first team, before leaving them for RB Leipzig in 2021.

Brobbey’s decision to join the Bundesliga side didn’t pay off and he returned to Ajax on loan in January 2022. Erik ten Hag was then at the Amsterdam club and left for Manchester United later that summer.

The Dutch club made the frontman’s stay permanent in the summer of 2022. De Telegraaf state he wanted to show ‘gratitude’ to Ajax, which is why he turned down an opportunity to reunite with Ten Hag at Manchester United.

“Manchester United wanted me, but I really wanted to return to Ajax permanently. To make this possible, my agent José Fortes Rodriguez even waived his hefty resale percentage,” he said,

“Erik ten Hag called me and at United, José could get his millions and I could earn a multiple of my Ajax salary. But our decision was made: we wanted to go to Ajax.”

Brobbey has managed 12 goals and four assists from 24 games this season and recent claims from England have stated Manchester United are looking to him to bolster their attack this month.