Former Manchester United academy defender Reece Brown has admitted that present Newcastle United and former Bournemouth supervisor Eddie Howe wanted to sign him.
The now-30-year-old educated with the Reds first-team beneath Sir Alex Ferguson as a teen, sharing a reserve dressing room with Paul Pogba throughout his four-year stick with United. Throughout his mortgage spell at Ipswich, a plan was mentioned to be in place which might see him be part of the English tactician after being provided a take care of the Tractor Boys in direction of the tip of his deal at Carrington however he turned it down.
After a chat with then-Ipswich supervisor Mick McCarthy, he discovered of the plans that will see him transfer to the Premier League outfit. However consequently, Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings made the transfer to the Vitality Stadium on the coast in 2015 earlier than transferring to the Midlands in 2019.
He advised the official United web site: “I knew that Eddie Howe liked both me and Josh King when we were younger. He used to come and watch us in the Reserves.
“It turned out, the plan was for me to go to Ipswich, play a season of soccer after which be part of Bournemouth within the Premier League. As a substitute, I turned it down, Tyrone Mings performed as a substitute and joined Bournemouth for £8 million.
“A few years later, I had a chat with Eddie about it.
“Very first thing he mentioned… ‘What occurred?’ I had no solutions.
“(Howe) ‘You had everything. I’ve always wanted to coach you, but you never had that spark to take it seriously.’
“There’s the youthful me in a nutshell, I assume,” Brown added. Stints with Watford, Barnsley, Sheffield United, Rochdale and two separate spells with Bury followed his release from the Reds but a recurring knee injury spelt an end to his career at 27 in 2018.