Warriors midfielder Marshal Munetsi says a move to the English Premier League (EPL) failed to materialise despite reported interest from a couple of clubs because he had suffered from some injuries at the time.
Reports claimed that a number of teams including former EPL clubs Sheffield United and West Brom Albion inquired about his services in the recent past.
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Other reports also suggested that he was the subject of a deadline day approach from Wayne Rooney-managed Derby County in January last year.
Speaking for the first time about the approaches, Munetsi told NewsDay that indeed he received several offers which he turned down. He said:
There were some offers that came through, but from what we discussed with my agent he said it was not a good time to make a move.
At that time I had suffered from some injuries so I could not be able to move at that moment.
The 25-year-old Reims midfielder has enjoyed a good spell at the French Ligue 1 club where he made 27 appearances, starting in 21 of them to help his club to a 14th finish on the log standings.
This has earned him a one-year contract extension. His deal with the club expires in 2024.
Munetsi has already started in all the four league matches for the French club this season.