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Pjanic reveals he turned down Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal

Juventus' Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic celebrates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Sassuolo on February 4, 2018 at the 'Allianz Stadium' in Turin. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO / Getty Images

The Juventus midfielder says he formally rejected the Spurs’ approaches in the past.

Perhaps he is in fact Pirlo’s true heir at Juventus, simply given the way he plays. His ability to strike fear into the opponents as he steps up to take a free kick anywhere close to goal is eerily similar to the maestro earlier this decade.

In an interview with The Telegraph‘s Jason Burt, Miralem Pjanic revealed that he had indeed turned down the Premier League to stay in Italy.

The two clubs he turned down? “Tottenham and Arsenal.”

“There was the opportunity but at that moment I told them I was happy where I was and that’s why we didn’t sign the deal,” Pjanic indicated while he was still at Roma.

In the extensive interview, Pjanic goes on to talk about his personal life which ranges from his beginnings in a small town in Bosnia to playing on the biggest stage in global football.

Pjanic would arrive at Juventus for €32 million in the summer of 2016 and guide the Bianconeri back to the Champions League finale in 2017 against Real Madrid.

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