Lyon midfielder Sergi Darder has revealed Paris Saint-Germain never made an attempt to sign him two summers ago.
The former Malaga star has been a big hit in Ligue 1, and although he says he discussed a move to PSG with his agent before opting for Lyon, he insists the interest was never concrete.
“We spoke about PSG, because it’s an interesting club, but I never had an offer from PSG,” he told Goal.
“I knew that Porto and Inter were interested.”
Darder signed for Lyon last summer and is content with the decision he made, feeling that his fortunes turned after he scored a terrific winning goal against Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 last season.
“I’m glad to be here. It’s true that the first six months were difficult, but my goal in the victory over PSG changed things in terms of confidence that my teammates, my coach and the fans have in me,” he said.
“To play in Champions League is one of the reasons I came to Lyon. It’s a step up for me. I’m only 22 and it’s great to play this kind of game at my age,” he explained.
“It’s a game that we have anticipated for two months now. I think it’s the biggest Champions League game for us but also the most difficult. We need to win, but if we don’t there are three games to play afterwards.”