Really interesting piece from The Guardian.
1) Matt Le Tissier (Southampton to Spurs, 1990)
A bittersweet regret to match the ending of Casablanca: what would have happened had Matthew Le Tissier joined a big club – or even Spurs, who came tantalisingly close to signing him in 1990. Many stories suggest that Le Tissier, a Spurs fan as a kid, even signed a contract before changing his mind and ripping it up with the permission of Spurs chairman Irving Scholar.
2) Diego Maradona (Argentinos Juniors to Sheffield United, 1978)
In modern football, the Copperfields rarely mix with the Schiffers, but back in the day such is-he-really-going-out-with-them trysts were surprisingly frequent: the barely fathomable transfers of John Charles from Juventus to Leeds and Allan Simonsen from Barcelona to Charlton spring instantly to mind. Yet those would have knocked into the proverbial cocked one had Diego Maradona, then 17, joined second-division Sheffield United in 1978. (The Guardian)
To read the rest of this excellent piece, including Steven Gerrard’s potential move to Chelsea and Mr. Laudrup’s to Liverpool CLICK HERE!
So which transfer do you wish had taken place or conversely which players do you wish your club gave up on?