Kingsley Coman: 'I turned down Arsenal, Liverpool this summer'

Teenage forward Kingsley Coman says that he rejected both Arsenal and Liverpool before joining Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Highly-rated forward Kingsley Coman has revealed that he rejected both Arsenal and Liverpool before signing for Juventus this summer.

The 18-year-old, who left Paris Saint-Germain for Italy earlier this week, has also claimed that Bayern Munich made a late move for his services.

"Juventus has a history with French players. Some of them did very good. So I told myself, why not me? I thought about it a lot. I had to take a decision regarding PSG," he told L'Equipe.

"Then there was Arsenal, Liverpool, Leverkusen, Bayern Munich and Bordeaux.

"I've hesitated a lot about Bordeaux and I talked with Willy Sagnol, I knew him from French U21 and he promised me playtime. But this process came a little too late. I was already thinking about Juve."

Coman made his PSG debut at the age of 16.

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