Eddie Devlin got in touch after his story re Alan Gilzean appeared in August .
He said: Alan Gilzean was my all-time hero. Following that dinner, we met many times on a one-to-one basis, where he shared many stories from his career.
“One, in particular, which I can now share with you was that he was offered £20,000 to sign for Inter Milan before leaving Dundee FC.
“But, typically, he wanted a top club in Britain, and his career lay with Spurs.
“I feel very privileged to have had him as a friend, and he truly was not only a great footballer but a great person.”