FORMER Chelsea wonderkid Daishawn Redan has revealed why he snubbed Manchester United before joining the Blues in 2017.
Redan, 20, was snapped up on a free transfer by Chelsea when he was just 16 years old after impressing with Ajax.
But Redan failed to convince the Blues to hand him a senior professional contract.
And the Netherlands U21 striker was sold to Hertha Berlin for £2.43million just two years later.
However, Redan has now revealed he could have joined United instead of Chelsea.
The PEC Zwolle loanee, who also took in a spell at Groningen last season, was approached by West Ham and RB Leipzig too.
But Redan chose Stamford Bridge over Old Trafford as he felt there was more chance of development in London.
Redan told Funx: “Ajax wanted to give me a contract, but there were other clubs interested in me: Man United, Leipzig, West Ham.
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“With all those clubs I came along, but I made my choice after I saw the training at Chelsea.
“I thought, ‘here, I can really develop’. I did get pulled at a young age.
“I was asked every week (by Ajax) at training: When are you going to sign? It’s hard to answer that as a young boy.
“You can’t say you’re leaving, you just can’t answer. After a while, I just said ‘I’m done and I don’t want to go to the club anymore’.
“I do regret that because it’s nice if you keep training, but it doesn’t feel nice to hear that every time.”
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