Coman shunned English switch

French starlet Kingsley Coman claims he rejected moves to Newcastle, Arsenal and Tottenham in order to join Juventus.

Last Updated: 09/07/14 at 12:06 Post Comment

Kingsley Coman: Has joined Juventus

Kingsley Coman: Has joined Juventus

Coman finalised a move to the Italian champions earlier this week after he refused to sign a new deal with Paris Saint Germain.

The highly-rated 18-year-old midfielder made his first-team bow for PSG last season having come through the youth system of his hometown club.

But he decided his future was best served elsewhere and has decided to join Juve after insisting that he shunned the chance to move to the Premier League in the process.

"There were Newcastle, Arsenal and Tottenham interested in me too," he is quoted by Italian daily the Corriere dello Sport. 

"But I have chosen Juventus because I love their history. This was the club of Platini, Zidane and Trezeguet."

Many in France believe that Coman's move could mirror that of Paul Pogba, who decided to leave Manchester United in similar circumstances and, within 18 months, became one of football's most sought-after players.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

B

enteke is an absolute steal for £32.5m, he would get into any team in the world (except Barcelona) at the moment. I've seen many very good strikers in my 30+ years as a Villa fan. This guy is the best without question.

sparkigol
Benteke's £32.5m release clause

A

ll he wants are sharks with frickin lazers on their heads. Is that too much to ask?

mufc phil
Bomb threat on FIFA D-day

W

hy is the dinosaur trying to hold on to this.... Just leave... No one wants you in this position you corrupt loser. Let someone else take over....

arsenal121
Defiant Sepp blames minority

Footer 365

Radamel Falcao in transfer talks with Chelsea

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is speaking to Chelsea about a possible transfer, Sky sources understand.

West Ham sign Darren Randolph from Birmingham City

West Ham have signed goalkeeper Darren Randolph following his exit from Birmingham City.

Angry FIFA president Sepp Blatter hits out at 'hate campaign'

Newly-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter has launched an attack on the US justice authorities and English media.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company