ARSENE WENGER met Real Madrid to discuss moving to the Bernabeu, while he was in charge at Arsenal.
The incredible story has been revealed by Wenger’s friend and former Paris Saint-Germain president Charles Villeneuve.
Getty – Contributor5 Arsene Wenger met with Real Madrid while in charge at Arsenal, claims ex-PSG chief
During his 22-year tenure at Arsenal, Wenger was a long-term target for the current European champions who finally got a face-to-face meeting with the Frenchman in an Italian gym.
As they tried to lure him to Spain, Villeneuve was in attendance.
He told Paris United: “Two clubs have always wanted him as a coach, and I attended a gym in Italy at the Real Madrid negotiations with him. But he decided to stay at Arsenal."
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AFP or licensors5 Former PSG chief Charles Villeneuve revealed Wenger met Real Madrid in an Italian gym
Getty – Contributor5 Wenger stayed at Arsenal and won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups