Some transfers have failed to live up to the expectations. Real Madrid’s acquisition of Gareth Bale was a major coup, but some question if it has paid off in full.
It was another significant move for Fernando Torres that didn’t work out so well for the Spaniard.
It’s worth noting that six transfers did not occur in this article, which could have had a significant impact on the course of history.
1. Steven Gerrard to Chelsea
During the 2004 European Championships, it appeared the Reds captain would leave Anfield, but a hate campaign against his family kept him there.
Mourinho who was Chelsea manager at that time was strongly interested. according to the Daily Mail.
Gerrard will play for Rafael Benitez, Liverpool said on its website (via the Daily Mail).
Steven Gerrard has denied rumors of a move away from Liverpool by committing to the club. Liverpool fans are relieved not to lose their influential skipper.
2. Wesley Sneijder – Manchester United
Top of the list is a genuine Manchester United legend. He was so outstanding that he never even played for the team.
Seriously, a transfer window wouldn’t exist if Sneijder wasn’t mentioned in connection with a move to Old Trafford.
Everyone was salivating to read it, but no one actually believed it.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo to Arsenal
Ronaldo almost joined Arsenal in 2003. The then-18-year-old trained with the Gunners and was given a No. 9 shirt.
Wenger said in 2008 that a price couldn’t be agreed upon with Sporting Lisbon, Ronaldo’s team.
Arsenal.com quoted the boss. I coached Ronaldo. Then I gave him a shirt. It was personalized. The two clubs’ transfer fee was the deciding factor.
The clubs’ transfer fee [£12.25 million] was a steal. In fact, the price we discussed was halved.
4. Toni Kroos to Manchester United
David Moyes had a terrible time as Manchester United manager, but he appears to have arranged a deal for Toni Kroos to join the club in 2014.
When Moyes was fired, the move appeared to be set in motion, but Louis van Gaal chose not to pursue it after taking over as manager.
Despite having the opportunity to become closer to his friend Robbie Williams in England, Kroos chose to move to Real Madrid. .
5. Hulk to Chelsea
After negotiating a fee of £38 million with Porto, the Blues found a long-term replacement for Didier Drogba.
Hulk had scored 77 goals in 170 games for the Portuguese giants.
Despite Chelsea’s best efforts, Zenit St. Petersburg offered Hulk a record £50 million transfer fee in 2013.
When Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge in 2013, it was rumored that Hulk was on the list of players he wanted to bring to the club. Rather, Mourinho signed Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle.
6. Zlatan to Arsenal
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal should be known as the “nearly” club. They were so close to signing a slew of players, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Zlatan was invited to Arsenal as a 16-year-old. When Wenger urged Ibrahimovic to do a trial, Zlatan responded, “Zlatan doesn’t do auditions,” and everything looked to be moving smoothly again. It is typical Zlatan.
If Zlatan had been able to play in the Premier League at such a young age, one can only wonder what might have transpired.
Arsenal might have players like Henry and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. To put it mildly, it’s not a pleasant experience.