Federico Valverde Recalls almost Joining Arsenal

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Arsenal is a club millions of young people would dream of playing for, but one top quality player Federico Valverde did not feel at home when he went on trial at the club.

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Federico Valverde, a midfielder for Real Madrid, disclose that when he was younger. He was offer a trial at Arsenal but chose to turn them down.

The success of Los Blancos under Carlo Ancelotti‘s second stint as manager has been largely attribute to the 25-year-old Valverde. He helped Vinicius Juniorr score the game-winning goal. That separated Los Blancos from Liverpool 1-0 in the 2022 Champions League final.
The Uruguayan, nevertheless, may have been one of the academy products of the Gunners. Tearing up the Premier League alongside Mikel Arteta at the moment. Regretfully for the residents of North London, Valverde was persuaded to seek out an alternative option by his instincts.

“At the age of sixteen, I was on the verge of attending Arsenal,” Valverde said to the Players’ Tribune. “It could be somewhat true. I never wanted to travel to England, not because I had anything against Arsenal.

Federico Valverde Recalls

“I just didn’t feel comfortable when I was sent to London for a week-long trial. It sounds wonderful if all you are thinking about is material stuff. We are not robots, though.In actuality, my family was unable to travel to London with me. When I was sixteen, I would have to live alone and not speak the language. You don’t witness the 100 children who fail to migrate overseas for every youngster who succeeds.

Rather than sharing the pitch with Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard, and Bukayo Saka, he is a part of a deadly midfield diamond that also includes Jude Bellingham, Aurelien Tchouameni, Toni Kroos, and Luka Modric.
In addition to winning the Champions League, he has two La Liga championships, two Club World Cups, a Spanish Cup, and fifty-five Uruguayan appearances. In his 18 La Liga games this season, he has netted one goal and provided two assists for the Spanish powerhouses.

They now lead second-place Girona on goal differential, putting them on pace to win the league.

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