Found October 09, 2011 on Ghanasoccernet:
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Arsenal LiverpoolPepe Reina admits he was ready to quit Liverpool for Arsenal in a £20 million deal.Only the prevention of former Reds owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett prevented the move from happening. Reina said in his new book, Pepe Reina: My Autobiography: “Arsenal had made their determination to sign me clear by offering £20m, a phenomenal amount for a goalkeeper. Part of me felt that I was well within my rights to consider my future even if I did so with a heavy heart. “When Liverpool received the bid, they rejected it. This was not because I had been told that I was too good a keeper to leave. The reason I was given was quite different – and it left me feeling down. I was told that my continued presence was crucial to the sale of the club. I was simply a bargaining chip in the sales process. “I still don’t know what to think of Purslow because I understand he was there to look for new owners and to try to sell the club but ultimately he was making big football decisions th...
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