Former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama said he rejected offers from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur because they wanted him as a second choice goalkeeper.
The former Lille goalie attracted interest from North London clubs after his classy display with the Super Eagles at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
However, the deals didn’t pull through considering he was needed as a second choice, the 37-year-old revealed while speaking to ESPN.
“Arsenal wanted me for second choice, but I was not interested. I also had an offer from Tottenham that wanted me for second choice also and I wasn’t interested,” he said.
“It was after the 2006 Nations Cup and then again around the 2014 World Cup. When I turned them down, that is when they (Arsenal) took David Ospina.
“For me, I was at the stage where I preferred playing even if it was for one of the smallest teams. That is what the agents that were involved told me. That Arsene (Wenger) wanted me but he is not so sure because of my height and things like that.” He explained.
Enyeama who is currently in France recently revealed his plans to raise “Goalkeeping machines.”