Ian Wright admits being tempted to sign for Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says he was tempted to sign for Tottenham Hotspur early in his career.

Ian Wright is an Arsenal legend, and the second highest scorer in the history of the club.

It very almost was not that way however, with North London rivals making a play to sign him early in his career while he was still at Crystal Palace.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live's 606, Wright admitted to being approached by Spurs, and being tempted by the move.

He explained: "It was the 89/90 season, I got a call that Terry Venables was saying, would you be interested in going to Spurs?

"At the time I loved Glenn Hoddle, everyone knows about how I feel about the gaffer, Chris Waddle was a massive hero of mine, and I'd have been there with Gazza for a start and Gary Lineker.

"When it was happening I was thinking, gosh man I'm at Palace and starting to make noise, but it didn't happen."

Two seasons later, in 1991, Arsenal took the plunge on Wright - with their £2.5 million transfer fee repaid several times over.

He went onto net 185 goals for the club and win one league title, a strike tally only later surpassed by Thierry Henry.

In addition to winning one Premier League title, Wright won two FA Cups at Arsenal, one League Cup, and one European Cup Winners' Cup.

He didn't make a bad move by joining the Gunners that's for sure, and it will be Tottenham fans wondering what if, rather than he having any regrets himself.

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