It has been revealed that former Wycombe Wanderers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa could have joined a Premier League club at the start of his career.

The 40-year-old, who retired from the game in May after spending the last six seasons at Adams Park, played 794 career games and scored 233 career goals across the Football League, as well as in fixtures in the Welsh and Lithuanian divisions respectively.

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However, during the premiere of his Amazon Prime documentary, ‘Beast Mode On’, at the Wycombe Swan on October 26, it was discovered that the striker could have joined Arsenal when he was in his pre-teens.

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Born in Islington, scouts from the North London club were impressed by Akinfenwa’s ability, but the then youngster turned down the opportunity as he ‘only wanted to play for Liverpool’, which is the club he supports.

During the official screening of his film at the theatre, Akinfenwa’s agent, who was in the crowd, also confirmed in the Q and A after the documentary had ended that Wolverhampton Wanderers were ‘interested’ in the striker.

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The potential transfer would have occurred in the summer of 2007, however, the popular forward suffered a broken leg in February of that year when at Swansea City.

His injury occurred in a 2-0 home loss for the Welsh team against Scunthorpe United.

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He eventually turned down a new contract with the club and joined Millwall that November on a free transfer following his recovery.

The Chairboys legend admitted in his film that the interim period between those moves was ‘the scariest time’ of his life as his daughter had not long been born and that he was ‘broke’.

He also revealed that leaving Swansea when injured was one of the ‘few regrets’ he had in his career, but said that he was ‘meant to take that path’.

The documentary was released on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, October 28.