Willian Jose has hit out at his former club Real Sociedad after they allegedly blocked moves from Manchester United and Barcelona. The Brazilian finally secured a loan move to Wolves in the Premier League. Willian Jose was hot property for quite a few clubs after some spectacular form in the La Liga.
Manchester United and Barcelona were both in the market for a striker during the January transfer window. The former ended up signing Odion Ighalo from the Chinese Super League while the latter signed Martin Braithwaite from Leganes. Jose stayed with Sociedad but was unable to rekindle his form of the previous season. He scored three goals in the first half of the season before securing a loan move to Wolves.
“I think they have not treated me well,” Willian Jose said talking about his former club Real Sociedad. “I expected a little more. When I renewed my contract, I had spoken with Roberto Olabe about there being some interested teams, from the Premier League and also from La Liga.”
“I spoke with Roberto, and he told me that if a big team which played in the Champions League came in for me, they would let me go. I stayed calm,” he added. “Then came Barcelona and an offer from Manchester United. I saw that it was an opportunity that I could not miss out on because life is like that. You have to take advantage of opportunities, and I saw that it was the opportunity.”
“In the end, things did not go well, and this year they let me go to Wolves.” he continued. “I don’t understand why a few months ago they didn’t want to let me go for €23 million and now they have let me go. Football is sometimes difficult to understand.”