On this day: Modric keen on United and Sigurdsson on snubbing Liverpool

Luka Modric

We’ve taken a look back at the stories making the headlines on this day last year including news from Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

There are several topics fans will be talking about this morning after Wigan defeated Manchester City in the FA Cup for the second consecutive season while Chelsea destroyed local rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

We’ve taken a look back to see some of the stories which had fans of various clubs talking on this day last year. Take a look.

‘Modric keen on Manchester United’

The Metro ran a report suggesting Croatian Real Madrid star Luka Modric was keen on linking up with Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

Modric was often linked with moves back to the Premier League as he initially struggled to settle down at the La Liga giants.

However, Fergie couldn’t tempt him to Old Trafford if there was any truth in the rumour and he’s blossomed into one of Real Madrid’s most important players.

‘Arsenal linked with ‘African Neymar’’

Arsenal were reportedly sitting on a summer transfer kitty of around £70 million with Arsene Wenger under the familiar pressure to spend it and bring in some high profile names.

One star who was linked with a move to the Gunners is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, formerly of Saint-Etienne and arguably the best striker in Ligue One last season.

He seemed to have everything which made him a good signing for the Gunners; pace, agility, versatility and good touch but he was poached by Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund who possibly predicted the departure of Robert Lewandowski from BVB.

‘Sigurdsson: I was right to choose Spurs over Liverpool’

Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson spoke out about his move to Tottenham Hotspur and the links which suggested he was Anfield bound.

Sigurdsson was linked with Liverpool because of the relationship he developed with Brendan Rodgers during his time at Swansea, but he eventually opted for Spurs in a deal from Hoffenheim just short of the £9 million mark.

“It was hard to turn down Liverpool because I know Brendan - When Tottenham came in, I had seen how they were last year and in the previous two years - I'm really pleased I made that choice. There are so many good players here and hopefully we can be in the Champions League next season,” said the midfielder.

With Liverpool almost certain to get Champions League football at the end of this season, maybe it wasn’t the right decision after all.

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