‘They never called me again’ – Ex-Arsenal man on how he responded to Spurs interest

Former Arsenal star, Lukas Podolski, has opened up on the blunt message he sent to Tottenham when he heard rumours of the club’s interest.

Podolski joined Arsenal in the summer of 2012 and went on to have three relatively successful years at the club.

One of the ways in which the German international endeared himself to the Arsenal fans was by having a dig at Spurs when it was suggested that they were interested in his services.

In response to rumours that Spurs were going to bid for him in the 2014 January transfer window, the Arsenal star tweeted out that ‘hell would freeze over’ before he joined them.

The wide-man also famously took a selfie at White Hart Lane after Arsenal beat Spurs 1-0 just a few months later. The German international once again poked fun at Spurs by posting that image on social media when Spurs bid farewell to the Lane in 2017.

When asked about Tottenham’s interest in him, Podolski told Sky Sports, “They never called me again after that (His tweet about Spurs). A lot of players are always saying something like a snake but I said this and then it was finished.

“From that point on, they cancelled my number from their phones. When I was in the stands at the old Tottenham stadium, this was the next sign.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I don’t think we ever actually made an approach for Podolski. It was just media speculation at that point and Podolski used it just to make himself more popular among the Arsenal fans. As it turned out, he was shipped out to Inter Milan on loan that summer and sold to Galatasaray a year later.

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