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.”