Speaking in an interview with the BBC, 21-year-old Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru explained that he passed a medical with PSG and was all set to sign in the summer of 2017.
“I did a medical for Paris St-Germain on a Friday and we had to wait until Monday so they could make both signings [me and another player – who was Yuri Berichiche] official. Then I spoke to my friends because I have some good friends, and I asked if it was a good idea to play in Paris and they gave me their opinions. I also spoke to my mother and she said she just wants me to play because I’m young and still need to improve, and from there the right club will come. So I decided to go with my mother’s advice so I just cut the deal off – just like that. I told my agent to call PSG that we are not going ahead with it.”