Juventus' latest signing Kingsley Coman has revealed he turned down firm interest from Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United before deciding to join the Bianconeri.
The 18-year-old attacking midfielder became the youngest ever player to represent Paris Saint Germain last season but opted to leave the Ligue 1 champions amid concerns over regular first team opportunities.
Arsenal reportedly lodged a bid of £1m to sign the player in June but he had no shortage of opportunities to leave Parc de Princes.
And despite interest from north London and the north east, Coman has opted to become Antonio Conte's latest recruit having been drawn in by the club's long-standing affinity with French players.
Speaking of his decision to join Juventus Coman, told Corriere dello Sport: "There were Newcastle, Arsenal and Tottenham interested in me too.
"But I have chosen Juventus because I love their history. This was the club of Platini, Zidane and Trezeguet."
Coman made four appearances for PSG last season but with Javier Pastore and Adrien Raboit also vying for roles behind first choice options Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi, he has opted to try his luck elsewhere.
Juventus confirmed his arrival on Monday as the teen signed a five year contract with the Serie A champions.
"Juventus Football Club can today confirm that Kingsley Coman has joined the club from Paris St German after agreeing terms on a five-year contract," read a statement on Juventus' official website.
Coman's situation has already been likened to that of his new teammate Paul Pogba. Despite their differing playing styles, Coman's decision to leave PSG in search of first team football opportunities mirrors that of Pogba who left Manchester United as a teenager following similar concerns. France international Pogba immediately grasped his opportunities in Turin and now stands as one of Europe's best young talents.