The 38-year-old is one of the greatest stoppers in the history of the game, and has featured for Juventus for the best part of 15 years, having moved to the Old Lady after beginning his career at Parma.
The iconic keeper—who has over 150 caps for the Italian national side—has spent his entire career in Italian football, winning six Serie A titles, two Italian Cups, five Italian Super Cups, the Uefa Cup and, in 2006, the Fifa World Cup with the Azzurri.
However, things might have worked out so differently, with the keeper revealing—in an interview with BT Sport [as per the Mirror]—that he came close to moving to three English giants on separate occasions.
The stopper revealed the he met with Arsene Wenger in 1998, while he insists that Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United were keen on signing the keeper, presumably during the club’s muddled period between Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar.
Finally, he has confirmed that Manchester City sought his services in the 2007-08 season, only for the keeper to remain at Juve.
How different might things have been!?
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