Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has revealed Patrick Vieira wanted to move to White Hart Lane before signing with Manchester City.
Redknapp has been defending his decision to sign Vieira's former Arsenal teammate William Gallas.
He said: "Patrick Vieira wanted to come here last year. I said 'Are you sure Patrick?' He said 'Yeah, I want to prove I'm a footballer.'
"Vieira was a legend at Arsenal, more of a legend than William.
"He was in the team that were winning everything, the Invincibles, they didn't lose a game. And he wanted to come here - and would have come here!"
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