Tottenham were agonisingly close to signing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang & Isco

Tottenham were agonisingly close to signing Aubameyang & Isco

Tottenham missed out on two world stars!

These days, it is usually Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger that informs the media over which players he has missed out on.

Today, in his pre-Arsenal v Bournemouth press conference, Wenger has confirmed that the Gunners did indeed miss out on new PSG striker Kylian Mbappe.

In truth though, no one really thought Arsenal would ever sign Mbappe since they are in the Europa League.

Meanwhile, Spurs fans are being told by Sky Sports pundit Graeme Hunter that they missed out on some of the biggest players in world football right now.

And, that Fernando Llorente came close to signing for Spurs as well, all the way back in 2009.

Aubameyang & Isco

On his latest podcast Graeme Hunter reveals how Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy had all but agreed a deal for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

However, the then Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas was not interested in the striker.

AVB refused to meet with Aubameyang and his entourage in London and they missed out on the Gabon striker.

Similarly, it was during Villas-Boas’ time at White Hart Lane that they failed to sign Isco from Malaga.

The Portuguese coach was unsure whether Isco would work hard enough in the number 10 role.

This was confirmed to Hunter by Tim Sherwood.

Of course, and Tottenham fans will not need to be reminded of this, both Aubameyang and Isco could do huge damage to their Champions League hopes this season.

Spurs also missed out on Fernando Llorente

On the latest Graeme Hunter podcast, the Scottish pundit also reveals that Tottenham could well have signed Fernando Llorente before last week’s transfer deadline day.

Harry Redknapp had lined up both Peter Crouch and Llorente. So much so that Llorente’s brother was shown round London by former Spurs attacker Terry Gibson.

In the end Redknapp plumped for Crouch, which to be fair did not turn out so badly for Spurs.

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