Matthijs de Ligt was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer before he settled for Italian giants Juventus.
After a few costly mistakes and bullet headers of goals, the Dutch center back has now opened up about the crazy transfer summer he had.
Here is what he had to say:
“A lot has been said and written and it seemed that I made a decision overnight, but of course that wasn't the case,” De Ligt told Voetbal International.
“It was very annoying that so much was speculated. I tried to shut myself off, although with all those social media that is never entirely possible."
“I have been laughing at such messages for a long time, but it also makes you tired at some point.
“There was something every day. Suddenly even my father was too fat, which is why a club [United] would not want me."
“Then you think ‘Come on man…’. At some point it gets annoying.”
While the 20-year-old was still at Ajax he came close to joining Barcelona, who were the other club involved in the three-way tug-of-war.
De Ligt also spoke on all of his potential destinations, revealing that one of them, presumably Juventus was logically the best option available.
He told RTL4: "I am very excited about what could happen in the near future. I am also trying to stay calm, though.
"I view this as a challenge — that is the most important thing."
"There are several options and I really want to pick the best one. Logically, one option is better than another.
"Life abroad could be difficult, but I am still an ordinary Dutch guy, I am no different to the others. Perhaps living abroad will be more intense for me."
Can United lure him to Old Trafford this summer given that he's yet to settle with the Italian giants?