Sunday, October 5, 2014

Transfers that did not happen, Part Nine

1- In December 1978, there were reports that Swiss Club Lausanne were attempting to sign the former Internazionale Milano defender Giacinto Facchetti who had retired months earlier.

Photo From:  Mondial, old series, Issue 15, April 1978
(Giacinto Facchetti)

2- After the 1994 World Cup, Brazilian striker Luis Muller almost joined English club Everton. In fact he had agreed, but walked out after a dispute over the tax on his salary. Apparently he had agreed to a salary that he believed would be after tax. Once he realized the deductions after tax,  he demanded a pay rise to reflect that which was refused.

Photo From:  World Soccer, August 1990
(Luis Muller, June 16, 1990, World Cup, Brazil 1-Costa Rica 0)

3- In the summer of 1991, Everton wanted to sign the much sought after Derby County’s Welsh striker Dean Saunders. However, Saunders agreed to join local rivals Liverpool. As a result, Everton signed Peter Beardsley from Liverpool.

Photo From:  World Soccer, September 1991
(Peter Beardsley upon signing with Everton with Howard Kendall, summer 1991)

Photo From:  World Soccer, September 1991
(Dean Saunders at Liverpool, 1991/92)

4-1970s England and Leicester City striker Frank Worthington had the chance to join the great Liverpool side of the 1970s. However, he failed the physical due to high blood pressure.

Photo From:  The Game, August 1995
(Frank Worthington at Leicester City)

5-Uruguay striker Daniel Fonseca had an offer to join Spanish Club Valencia in the summer of 1990. But according to the player, the terms were so bad, that he outright refused them.
He joined Italian club Cagliari instead.

Photo From:  World Soccer, December 1992
(Daniel Fonseca with Napoli, 1992/93)

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