Inter Milan midfielder Felipe Melo has revealed that he had an opportunity to join Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain in the past.
Following a successful spell at Juventus, the Brazilian was on the radar of top European clubs and he was among the players requested by the then PSG sporting director Leonardo.
Javier Pastore, Salvatore Sirigu and Jeremy Menez all arrived at Parc des Princes in the summer of 2011 as the new project was just getting started, but Felipe Melo eventually decided to move to Galatasaray.
The Brazilian reveals that he was also in contact with Manchester City, but the offer from Turkey was too good to refuse.
“Honestly, it was not easy to agree to join Galatasaray,” Melo confessed to Sport Mediaset. “There was Manchester City who wanted me, and I also had a preliminary agreement with Paris Saint-Germain.
”But, I am honest, Galatasaray came up with an important offer in economic terms.”
Felipe Melo, 32, went on to spend next four years in Turkish Super Lig, before returning to Italy last summer to sign for Inter Milan.
The Brazilian in turn made 16 league appearances for the Nerazzurri, scoring 1 goal.