Bundesliga Starlet Who Turned Down Manchester City Says He'd Do So Again
Borussia Mönchengladbach youngster Luca Netz has revealed how he turned down a move to Manchester City three years ago and that he'd still make the same call today.
Speaking to German outlet BILD, the 18 year old claimed he was offered the chance to join Pep Guardiola's champions but turned down their advances to stay in the Bundesliga, a decision he'd stick to for quite a while yet.
"I think it's nonsense to switch to Manchester City at such a young age," Netz said, as quoted by Sport Witness. "Even if I were to get another offer now, I would turn it down. I have a clear plan and it's simply too early for the Premier League."
Since making his debut as a 17 year old for Hertha Berlin in January, Netz has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting players in Germany. He made the move to the west of the Rhine in the summer for a fee in the region of £3.6 million and has made 6 appearances in all competitions for his new employers, scoring once.
However, despite the hype, Netz is focused on his football for 'Die Fohlen' and isn't considering a move elsewhere.
"It's important for me to play for Borussia," he continued. "To gain experience and to develop steadily. Then we will see what happens in a few years."
Borussia Mönchengladbach have had a solid start to the new season, with their 3-1 win against Wolfsburg yesterday taking the club to 10th in the Bundesliga table.
Netz will have two big chances to shine in the next fortnight when the five-time league winners take on Stuttgart and the left-back's former side Hertha Berlin respectively.
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