Leicester midfielder Dennis Praet explains why he turned down Arsenal transfer as a teenager
- September 30, 2019
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Praet, the Belgium international, signed a five-year deal at the King Power stadium on transfer deadline day, joining after three years with Italian club Sampdoria.
The 25-year-old was allegedly targeted by Arsenal earlier this year before joining the Foxes, and he’s now revealed he came close to signing for the Gunners while still a promising youngster ten years ago.
Aged 15, Praet was given a tour of Arsenal’s training ground by club legend Liam Brady, though he decided to turn down the chance of a move to north London.
“I had three or four really good options,” Praet told the Guardian. “We went to visit Arsenal, Lille, Ajax and Anderlecht.
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