Fenerbahce’s Brazilian midfielder Josef de Souza has spoken to the press at his team’s training camp in Antalya.
The 28 year old was quizzed about West Brom’s interest last summer, and was quoted by Sporx as saying: “Yes I had an offer from West Brom back in the summer. But I decided to stay at this wonderful club and I’m very pleased with my decision.”
“I believe I made right call. Hopefully, in the future I’ll win the championship with this wonderful club and I want to become one of the best players in Fenerbahce’s history.”
West Brom were showing strong interest in the Brazilian when Tony Pulis was in charge of the Premier League side, but they signed Gregorz Krychowiak from PSG instead.
After the appointment of Alan Pardew, it was reported in the Turkish press interest remains from West Brom for Souza, with recent reports they are lining up another bid for the player.
It was claimed West Brom were looking to offer €15m for Souza, and had a chance of landing the player due to FFP. However, Souza has become a fundamental part of the Fenerbahce team this season, and West Brom will find if difficult convincing the midfielder to come to the Hawthorns.