Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he once tried to snap up former Manchester youngster Jadon Sancho.
The youngster was in Manchester City's academy ranks, but chose to move abroad in search of regular action, signing for Borussia Dortmund after turning down an improved deal from the Cityzens to stay at the club.
He has gone on to become one of the most sought-after young players in Europe, after shining for the German side in the last season.
Wenger, who spoke to beIN Sports has now revealed that the 19-year-old could have been in Arsenal books if he could have agreed to join then.
“I tried to lure him because he's from London. I tried to get him to Arsenal. He's one of the best players of his generation. He can dribble, he has the arrogance," he said.
“There's something in there that is part of the big players. You can call it arrogance, confidence, belief; but it has to be there," he added.
Sancho is now a fully-fledged Three Lions international, and European powerhouses including both Manchester clubs are circling for his signature.
This is not the first time the Frenchman has revealed failed bids for leading football stars, having confessed to getting close to signing the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gerard Pique, and Kante just to name but a few.