Monday, May 15, 2017

Transfers that did not happen, Part Nineteen

1- In the Spring of 1990, following the end Sepp Piontek’s reign as Denmark Manager, the Danish Federation had chosen little-known West German Manager Horst Wohlers (Manager of Bayer Uerdingen) as his successor.
However, there was a public outcry due to the low profile of the chosen successor. The Danish Federation scrapped the idea and chose Richard-Moeller Nielsen instead.

Photo From: ALE 1978-79 Bergmann
(Horst Wohlers as a player for Borussia Moenchengladbach)

2-In the summer of 1991, Sampdoria attempted to sign Olympique Marseille’s Ghanaian star Abedi Pele. However, OM President Bernard Tapie vetoed the deal and Sampdoria signed the Brazilian Silas instead.

Photo From: World Soccer, August 1991
(Abedi Pele)

3- In December 1992, it was reported that Paris St. Germain were interested in signing Leeds United’s Scottish star Gary McAllister. However, the deal did not materialize.

Photo From:  Goal, Issue 7, April 1996
(Gary McAllister)

4- It has been alledged that the Nantes Management were interested in signing Michel Platini (then with Nancy). However, Nantes Captain Hneri Michel opposed the deal, since he believed his arrival would disrupt team harmony.
Platini signed for rivals Saint Etienne instead in 1979.

Photo From:  Onze, Issue 29, May 1978
(Michel Platini, Maty 13, 1978, French Cup, Nancy 1-OGC Nice 0)

Photo From:  Onze, Issue 27, March 1978
(Nantes captain Henri Michel)

5- In April 1979, it was reported that England’s Brighton Hove and Albion had made an offer for Peru star Juan Carlos Oblitas. However, Oblitas chose to remain with Sporting Cristal. 

Photo From:  Panini, World Cup, 1978
(Peru’s Juan Carlos Oblitas)

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