Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has revealed that a dialog came about in 2009 surrounding a potential transfer to Tottenham Hotspur. Now Crystal Palace boss, the Frenchman was talking within the build-up to the Eagles conflict with Spurs on Saturday lunchtime and revealed the shock talks from his Inter Milan days. A dialog was had with Harry Redknapp on the time however Vieira insists that he by no means significantly thought of making the transfer that would have despatched shockwaves by way of north London. “It is just too far and a very long time in the past. I do not keep in mind,” the Eagles head coach mentioned of the incident in his pre-match press convention previous to the Tottenham conflict.
“No, that was a interval the place I actually wished to come back again to the Premier League. “Knowing Harry fairly effectively and admiring him as a supervisor, we had a dialog about completely different choices however on the finish there was no likelihood of me coming to England and going to Spurs, no likelihood.”
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Vieira did scratch that Premier League itch however by becoming a member of Manchester City in January 2010 as an alternative the place he stayed for a season and a half, making 46 appearances and including one other FA Cup to his assortment. There was loads of delight across the Emirates on Saturday as their hero’s Palace facet brushed Tottenham apart 3-0 at Selhurst Park, a Wilfried Zaha penalty and a debut brace from Odsonne Edouard sufficient to safe three factors. Arsenal have been additionally in a position to choose up their first three factors of the season, edging previous Norwich City 1-0 to elevate Mikel Arteta off the foot of the Premier League desk.