It has now been revealed by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger that the north London club nearly completed the signing of winger Kingsley Coman in 2014, who was all set to leave Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain back then. The superstar winger was wanted by the French manager at that point of time, who was looking to strengthen his squad back then. The 19 year old attacker is presently on loan with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, from Serie A outfit Juventus and has caught the attention of many big clubs across Europe including the Gunners.
Wenger had been known to nurture young talented superstars over the years and the youngster would have surely been a high quality buy for the future.
Despite that, the youngster chose to complete a move to Turin instead, dumping the Premier League giants.
In a recent interview with BeIN Sports, Wenger revealed, “Yes we really tried to sign Kingsley Coman in the summer of 2014.”
“The transfer was almost completed, but he preferred to Juventus.”
Coman made his debut for the French giants at the age of 16 in February 2013 and became the club’s youngster player ever and eventually won the league with them.
A season later, he completed his move to Italy to help Juve win the league title there and is now with Pep Guardiola’s side, who paid a price of €7m for his services on loan, with the permanent option of buying.
Though, Wenger has himself managed to sign a host of players since then, it would be interesting to see if Coman moves to London in the future or not.