Nigeria striker Cyriel Dessers has revealed that Feyenoord refused to sign him from Genk permanently because they were unable to meet the Limburgers’ asking price.
Dessers, who left Genk for Feyenoord on a season-long loan deal last summer, was one of the hottest strikers in Europe last season.
He engraved his name in the history books, becoming the first player to score ten goals in the Europa Conference League.
However, despite his fantastic displays, Feyenoord refused to keep his services permanently even though they had the purchase option.
In an interview with Andrew Randa, the 27-year-old revealed the reason why the former Dutch champions decided against keeping him.
Dessers told Andrew Randa:
The money Genk wanted was too much for Feyenoord even though they wanted me but it was too much for them.
I’ve got a few offers so we will see what happens in the next few weeks. Right now it is time for the holidays.
I’ll go rest and think about football later.