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Souness: Platini offered Liverpool Cantona - I turned him down...

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has spoken of turning down the chance to sign Manchester United legend Eric Cantona.

Souness, who managed Liverpool in the early 1990s, admits he could've signed the Frenchman before he was with Leeds United.

He wrote for the Sunday Times: "Eric Cantona was another I missed out on. We played Auxerre at home and Michel Platini came to see me afterwards.

"He said he had a player for me, a problem boy but a proper player. It was Cantona, but I said the last thing I needed was another problem player.

"I had 30-pluses I was trying to get out, so I didn't need more hassle. I said I was looking for something else and so it was no thanks."

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