Monday, December 15, 2014

Transfers that did not happen, Part Ten

1- In May 1987, there were reports that French Club Paris St. Germain had made contact with SV Hamburg’s Thomas von Heesen. In the end von Heesen stayed at Hamburg.

Photo From: Fussball Magazin, January February 1983
(Thomas von Heesen and Hans-Peter Briegel, 1982/83)

2- Aston Villa’s Mark Walters was very much in demand during the 1987/88 season. Struggling Watford attempted to sign him in December 1987, however the fee was too high. He eventually joined big spending Rangers Glasgow by the end of that month.

Photo From:  Shoot, November 17, 1990
(Mark Walters at Rangers Glasgow)

3- Real Madrid’s Brazilian star Didi having been frozen out of Real Madrid by Di Stefano, was loaned to Valencia towards end of 1959/60 season and played in friendly matches.
Valencia were keen to sign him, however Real refused and did not want him to join a rival club and would only transfer him if he rejoined his former club Botafogo, which he did.

Photo From:  World Soccer, March 1999

4-In December 1978, the New York Cosmos attempted to sign Manchester City’s Scottish International Asa Hartford for 300,000 British Pounds.
An offer which was refused.

Photo From:  Scotland, The Team, 1987
(Asa Hartford)

5-In the summer of 1999, Juventus’ Luciano Moggi had wanted to use struggling Frenchman Thierry Henry as a makeweight in a transfer to obtain Udinese’s Brazilian striker Marcio Amoroso. In the end Amoroso joined Parma and Henry joined Arsenal.

Photo From:  Calcio 2000, Issue 22, August 1999
(Marcio Amoroso at Udinese)

Photo From:  Calcio 2000, Issue 16, February 1999
(Luciano Moggi)

Photo From:  Onze-Mondial, Issue 122, March 1999
(Thierry Henry at Juventus , February 7, 1999, Juventus 2-Parma 4)

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