Current Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, who previously managed French champions Paris Saint-Germains, has now revealed that he wanted to sign current Manchester United player Bruno Fernandes during his time at PSG.
Bruno Fernandes is in red hot form for Manchester United. He has already scored 34 goals in 61 games. He has completely transformed the side.
Thomas Tuchel said: “We tried to make it happen. It was when we just arrived. My first sporting director in Paris knew [Fernandes] very well. We watched more and more games about him. We fought hard to have a connection to him and to bring him to our team.”
“We tried and he went another way. It is bad for us that we have to play against him [on Sunday].”
Tuchel described the 26-year-old as “one of the best midfielders in the world”. He further said: “He was a big personality for Sporting and an effective goalscorer and an effective guy to make the other players around more dangerous.”
“To come from Portugal, from a competitive team – a big club but not from the strongest league – and step to one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League and the strongest league in Europe, and to have this kind of impact, I have nothing but the biggest respect for this guy.”
“He has [had] a huge, huge impact and to have this as a single person in football, you must be absolutely top-level because this is almost impossible. The impact he has had is indescribable and unbelievable.”