Marcel Brands claims he broke his promise to Madueke’s father when he sold the winger to Chelsea in January
PSV Eindhoven might’ve benefited from Madueke’s sale to Chelsea but PSV director Marcel Brands has revealed that he broke his promise to Noni Madueke’s father in doing so.
PSV director unhappy about Madueke’s sale
Noni Madueke’s transfer to Chelsea in January, has netted the Dutch club £30.5 million but the club’s director Brand is unhappy about the situation since he promised Madueke’s father not to sell him in January.
Recently Brand sat down with Voetbalzone, talking about the situation, and said: “We knew his personal situation, that he really wanted to go back to England. I literally said to his father: ‘Not this winter, because his value is not such that we want to do a transfer with him.’ But at some point, there will be bids. First 25, then 28, 32, 35, and then it will be close to forty million. Then we wondered internally whether we should hold back any longer.”
Brands is under pressure since they lost two of their best players in Gakpo and Madueke in a single January transfer window, with the former joining Liverpool for a slightly higher fee than Madueke.
Madueke is a product of Tottenham’s youth academy, having spent 4 years there without getting any chance to represent the first team. Since joining PSV in 2019, the English-Nigerian winger has scored 11 goals and provided 19 assists in all competitions for the Dutch side.