Diego Maradona: I Almost Joined Arsenal

Diego Maradona: I Almost Joined Arsenal

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has revealed that he almost joined Arsenal as a young player.

Maradona captained Argentina to win the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

He also led Napoli to two Serie A titles and the UEFA Cup.

According to publications in Argentina, the one-time best player in the world admitted that he is a fan of Arsenal.

“They play beautiful football. They break quickly – they defend and attack as one,” the legendary Argentine said.
“I am a fan of Arsenal when I am in England.

“When I was 19 they tried to buy me and another player from Argentinos Juniors – around the time Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles signed for Tottenham.
“But it didn’t happen. I sometimes wonder what might have happened.”

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