Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has revealed he once held talks with Arsenal and Tottenham.
The Bosnian has established himself as one of the leading forces in Europe through spells with Lyon, Roma and current club Juventus.
Pjanic claims he turned down the North London clubs in favour of remaining in Serie A. The midfielder did not reveal the specific details of the negotiations, but made it clear he told both clubs no.
Asked in an interview with the Telegraph which Premier League clubs he could have joined, Pjanic said: You want to know the names? They were Arsenal and Tottenham.
‘There was the opportunity but at that moment I told them I was happy where I was and that’s why we didn’t sign the deal.
‘But I made my choice using my head and if I made that choice not to go to an English team it was for good reasons.’
Pjanic is a supreme passer of the ball from deep, but is also more than capable of chipping in at the top end of the pitch.
The Bosnian has scored four times in 17 starts for Juve this season, while also contributing with seven assists.
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