Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Transfers that did not happen, Part Twenty-Three


1- It was reported that in December 1987, Watford approached Crystal Palace to sign Ian Wright. But the deal fell through as Palace’s asking price was too high for Watford.


Photo From: Panin England 1989-90

(Ian Wright)

2- In the summer of 1996, French striker Jean-Pierre Papin wanted to rejoin his former side Olympique Marseille. However, according to the player OM Manager Gerard Gili was against his return. Papin instead joined Bordeaux for the 1996/97 season.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 92, September 1996

(Jean-Pierre Papin)

3- Right after the 1990 World Cup, Cameroon forward Roger Milla was approached by English side Walsall. However, the player refused the offer.

Photo From: Panini World Cup 1994

(Roger Milla)

4- In December 1988, it was reported that Real Zaragoza tried to get on loan, the Brazilian Mirandhina of Newcastle United. They were trying to get a replacement for their injured Bulgarian Nasko Sirakov.


Photo From: Panin England 1988-89



5- In the summer of 1994, Olympique Marseille’s French defender Basile Boli was set to join Lazio. However, Lazio Manager Zdenek Zeman opted to sign Argentine defender Jose Chamot from his previous club Foggia. Boli joined Rangers Glasgow instead.

Photo From: Panin Franve 1993/94

(Basile Boli)

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