Feyenoord midfielder Jordy Clasie has revealed that he was interested in joining Porto in the summer but the two clubs could not agree a fee.

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clasie 2After signing defender Bruno Martins Indi from Feyenoord in the summer, Porto reportedly offered €6 million for Jordy Clasie, but the Rotterdam club wanted more for their captain and the deal broke down. The 23-year-old then extended his contract at Feyenoord until 2018.

Speaking to Voetbal International Clasie has revealed that he felt good about a move to the Portuguese club as he felt the time was right to leave Rotterdam.

Clasie said, “I was at a crossroads in the Netherlands I have almost seen and experienced everything after three years with Feyenoord and after the World Cup, it seemed like a logical time to leave.”

“Porto volunteered with Feyenoord and with me the feeling was good. A beautiful club in a beautiful country, they always play for the title and make it in the Champions League.”

“That Bruno Martins Indi had already signed was an advantage and their coach Julen Lopetegui took the trouble to come and talk to me. He clearly showed that he’s wanted me.”

“All the conditions were present, it was up to the clubs to agree Porto offered six million a little later, and then diluted further contact. I felt it was sinking, then some doubts came, do the club really want me?”

On his new contract Clasie added, “In the last week of the transfer window Feyenoord came to me with a proposal and within two days we were out.”

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