As Tottenham finally sealed the signing of Ivory Coast midfielder Didier Zokora, the midfielder they call “The Maestro” has kinda endeared himself to his new fans, while at the same time insulting them.
Zokora admitted that Manchester United and Arsenal were interested in signing him, and that he actually spoke to Arsene Wenger but no concrete offer was ever made – leaving him to Spurs.
”Arsenal and United enquired about me and I even had personal discussions with Arsene Wenger,” he told the Daily Star Sunday.
”But these two clubs confined themselves to talks and never put in a firm offer.
”The talks with Spurs began two months before the start of the World Cup but I hadn’t made up my mind as there were other clubs in the hunt.
”It is fair to say they are less prestigious than Arsenal or United, but they want to lift themselves up to the same level.”
That last bit probably stings a little over at White Hart Lane, but it’s the truth these days. Now if Michael Carrick ends up turning down United, we may need to revisit that statement again.
Via Sky Sports