RB Leipzig youngster Josko Gvardiol has confirmed he had a ‘very, very good’ offer from Leeds United this summer.
Gvardiol joined Leipzig in the summer transfer window, agreeing a £14.4m deal that has seen him stay with current club Dinamo Zagreb on loan until July next year.
The defender was heavily linked with a move away from Zagreb throughout the window, with Leipzig battling Leeds for his signature for most of it.
Reports in Croatia at the time stated that Marcelo Bielsa was a big fan of the centre back, believing he could be an immediate improvement for his side and a star of the future.
It looked like a race Leeds would win, with it reported that their financial muscle giving them an upper hand over the Bundesliga side.
Gvardiol ultimately elected to ignore that, though and has explained why he made the decision in a recent chat with Index.
“Leeds’ offer was also very, very good,” he said.
“But it was decided that Leipzig was a better option for the development of young players.
“An agreement was also reached that I could stay at Dinamo, so everything turned out great.
“I was under pressure while I was dealing with the transfer this summer. After I solved it, I don’t bother with any stories or what is being written.”