A decade ago, Arsenal had a golden opportunity to secure the services of a young and promising talent, Federico Valverde.
However, fate had different plans, and the London club missed out on signing the Uruguayan midfielder, who would go on to become a key player for Real Madrid.
At the time, Valverde was an unknown teenager with immense potential.
Reports from Uruguay in 2015 revealed that he had even been on trial with Arsenal, indicating the club’s interest in his abilities.
A transfer worth €4m seemed likely, and it appeared that Valverde could be on his way to North London.
During his time at Arsenal, Valverde had the opportunity to train alongside fellow South American Alexis Sanchez, who was already making a significant impact at the club.
Sanchez played a crucial role in helping Valverde settle in and adapt to the demands of English football.
This article was updated 3 weeks ago