Transfer: “I was shocked,” Nusa says of turning down a hefty Chelsea offer


Club Brugge star Antonio Nusa has confirmed that he rejected a huge offer from Chelsea during the last summer transfer window.

Nusa, who said he was shocked by Chelsea’s offer, was linked with a move to the Blues before the start of the current season.

Chelsea had reportedly made a €30 million bid to sign the 18-year-old from Club Brugge.

Speaking on the developments, Nusa recently told HLN (via Sport Witness): “We had a match, Osasuna at home, I think. I knew about their (Chelsea’s) interest, but I was not informed about the offer. After the match, I turned on my phone and the messages kept coming. The news had leaked. I was shocked, but we had decided much earlier to stay in Brugges anyway.”

He continued: “It surprised me too. I thought, ‘Wow, that is a lot of money.’ However, we had known for some time what we would do, so it didn’t cause me much stress. You think about it, but all in all, I remained calm.

“Honestly, I never thought for a moment: ‘Maybe I will do it.’ Another year at the club was the plan anyway. Even now this winter, you never know what will happen, but that plan has remained unchanged.”

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