Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Transfers that did not happen, Part Eleven

1- In early 1969, Juventus had approached England manager Alf Ramsey to take over as Manager. However, Alf Ramsey declined the offer.

Photo From: World Soccer, August 2009
(Alf Ramsey)

2- In the Spring of 1987, Real Madrid’s Mexican striker expressed that he wanted to leave Real. He was dissatisfied with his salary and had been approached by Internazionale Milano. In the end he stayed at Real Madrid.

Photo From: France Football, Issue 2336, January 15, 1991
(Hugo Sanchez)

3- In April 1973, Internazionale Milano disclosed that they had offered Ajax 300 Million Lira to acquire Johann Cruyff after the 1974 World Cup. The Offer was refused and he joined Barcelona months later.

Photo From: World Soccer, March 1999
(Johann Cruyff)

4-In December 1977,  Franz Beckenbauer and his Manager Robert Schwan lodged a protest against the West German Postal Service. On December 10, 1977, at midnight (transfer deadline date), they sent documentation to DfB (West German Federation) to play for TSV Munich 1860 for a few months to stay in shape for the upcoming NASL season with the New York Cosmos.
However, the Federation said  they received the letter on December 13th and said in any case would have refused a temporary transfer.
Some later suggested Bayern Munich President Wilhelm Neudecker did everything to block the move behind the scenes.

Photo From: World Soccer, March 1999
(Franz Beckenbauer)

5-In the summer of 1985, Manchester United’s Republic of Ireland striker was given the green light by his club to discuss with French club Bordeaux for a possible transfer. Stapelton stayed at Manchester United and Bordeaux instead signed Werder Bremen’s Uwe Reinders.

Photo From: Start1988_july18_№30
(Frank Stapelton)

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