Speaking to BeIN Sports, Arsene Wenger said:
Yes, I wanted to take him, I had his agent at my home but again the barrier was financial and Chelsea made an effort that I couldn’t make.
He can be one of the players who grows into the Messi, Ronaldo stature if he continues to develop well.
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The 52-year-old had previous convictions for violence but was not on the anti-terror watchlist.
In a statement Charlton Athletic said: Keith was a true hero who will be greatly missed by all the Charlton family and everyone at the club.
London and the worlds has united on Twitter in defiance of the West minster attack #prayforlondon #wearenotafraid