Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has admitted that he turned down innovations from north London duo Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur before in his career.
The 27-12 months-aged had been the issue of interest from the Leading League giants in the course of his time at AS Roma, and he in its place opted for a swap to Turin with the Old Girl.
Prior to Juventus’ Champions League spherical of 16 tie compared to Tottenham, the Bosnia & Herzegovina international disclosed that his career could have taken a diverse path, had he determined to do so.
“You want to know the names? They were Arsenal and Tottenham,” he is quoted as expressing by The Telegraph. When requested on Spurs, he added: “There was the possibility but at that minute I explained to them I was joyful exactly where I was.”
“And that’s why we didn’t indication the deal. But I produced my choice using my head and if I produced that choice not to go to an English staff it was for superior causes.”
Juventus have achieved the finals of the Champions League in two of their preceding 3 seasons, and they will be aiming to make further more progress when they host Spurs in the spherical of 16 initial-leg on Tuesday night.
Spurs come off extraordinary results compared to the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, but they nevertheless have a difficult endeavor of overcoming a Juventus facet, who have retained seven shutouts on the trot.