Former Arsenal goalkeeper, John Lukic, has recalled his move from Arsenal to Leeds United back in 1990.
The Serbian was told by manager at the time, George Graham, after playing over 200 games for the Gunners over seven years, that he would be sold since the club wanted to sign David Seaman from QPR.
Lukic had already played for Leeds, making over 150 appearances from 1978-1983 before he signed for Arsenal, and had therefore already made a name for himself up north. However, despite being offered to return there on loan, he claims he didn’t fancy it and opted to sign for them permanently. Again.
“It presented itself on transfer deadline day,” the ex-goalkeeper told the Sky Sports programme.
“The phone went at 8 o’clock in the morning and it was George.
“He told me he signed David and he was happy for me to go on loan to QPR until the end of the season, which was a noble gesture.
“I just thought to myself: ‘Actually, I don’t really fancy that.'”
When Lukic returned to Leeds, he went on to become a legend there as well as at Arsenal.
He returned to the Gunners in 1996 before retiring in 2001.