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Teddy Sheringham Recalls How Spurs Came Close To Signing Diego Maradona

Teddy Sheringham Recalls How Spurs Came Close To Signing Diego Maradona

Teddy Sheringham has revealed how close Tottenham came to signing Diego Maradona.

The Spurs icon told a brilliant story on League of Legends from his time at White Hart Lane.

Former England and Manchester United striker Sheringham went into detail about some of the club’s transfer activity – recalling the fascinating events which almost landed the Argentina legend.

The 50-year-old recalls a conversation he had with then Spurs manager Osvaldo Ardiles about bringing the World Cup hero to London.

But he also reveals how the deal eventually broke down, resulting in Spurs moving to sign Jurgen Klinsmann instead.

Sheringham said: “He (the manager) came to me one day and for my opinion, he said to me ‘I’m thinking about signing someone. It’s Diego Maradona’.

“I told him ‘do it, just do it. I’d love to play with him.'”

Sheringham goes on to explain that Ardiles decided to pull the plug on signing Maradona because he feared the controversial Argentine star would bring “too much baggage” along with him.

And Sheringham admits he was just as happy with the signing of Klinsmann.

 

 

 

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