Bayer Leverkusen striker Heung-Min Son rejected the chance to join Manchester United this summer to stay in Germany according to his agent Thies Bliemeister.
Reports earlier this summer from Bliemeister confirmed that United had tabled a bid for the South Korean star but speaking to Germany’s Bild, Son’s agent revealed that the 21-year-old preferred a move to Bayer Leverkusen at this stage of his career.
“Even United wanted Sonny,” he said.
“Manchester United were very interested in him. We had already held talks. HSV to Manchester had also been reported.
“The interest was a great honour for Son. But Leverkusen had simply made the best impression. And as an intermediate step, Bayer is ideal for his career now.”
United should concentrate on playing Shinji Kagawa who was brought in from the Bundesliga rather than trying to bring others Asian stars in.
A rejected bid for Son would add to the list of Fabregas, Khedira, Sneijder and Herrera who United failed to bring in this summer as the fallout from Ed Woodward’s transfer dealings continues to pile up.