Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria is said to have turned down a move to Ligue 1 giants PSG in 2015, preferring to remain in England instead.
The 19-year-old made his Reds debut last season when he featured in the League Cup win at Derby and went on to make a further eight appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Ejaria is now being tipped to force his way into the first-team squad on a more regular basis but it could have been so different had the player not rejected an approach from PSG two years ago.
According to All Nigeria Soccer (via This is Anfield), Ejaria wanted to settle in England, after swapping Arsenal for Liverpool, and had no intention of heading to France.
The report claims that a source from the French outfit said: “We made an approach for Ovie two years ago—flat out he didn’t want to leave England.
“The only issue with British players that we’ve approached is their unwillingness to leave England.
“But we are working on changing that trend with the new generation more open to move abroad than the previous.
“I remember trying to lure a young Ashley Young to France but he would hear nothing of it.”
Ejaria is expected to given more game time this season, especially if the Reds get through to the Champions League group stage, and it would appear that PSG’s loss is very much Liverpool’s gain.