Tijjani Reijnders has revealed that he got a call from Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez before he joined AC Milan.

The 24-year-old recently sealed a move to AC Milan from AZ Alkmaar for a fee of around €19 million excluding bonuses.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Reijnders confirmed that he got a call from Barcelona but his heart was set on Milan.

He said, “Xavi called me to talk about a possible switch. That was impossible for me since my choice for AC Milan was already made.”

Reijnders joined AC Milan as a replacement for Sandro Tonali but the Dutchman isn’t feeling pressure to replace the fan favourite, “I honestly don’t feel any pressure. I want to be myself on and off the pitch.”

Reijnders made his debut for AC Milan earlier this week in a 3-2 loss to Real Madrid.




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