11 transfers that shook the world

by Mystical Mike

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

This week’s Ultimate 11’s is transfers that shook the world. Who can remember David Jack’s controversial £10,890 move from Bolton to Arsenal back in 1928? Not even Mickey Marbles remembers that one! Or how about the rather unfortunate Gianluigi Lentini who signed for AC Milan in a world record fee of £13m, only to be involved in a serious car crash a year after signing, the extent of the injuries he received were a fractured skull and damaged eye socket and he spent approximately 2 days in a light coma.

With the Mancs from the blue side of Manchester re-writing the transfer system and FIFA having a good old moan, will Ronaldo’s £80m fee be the last of the big spenders?

Do you really know your clubs proud history or are you just a teenage glory hunter? (not mentioning any names from the Kings Road & Eastlands). Remember you must pick a decent 11, not 10 forwards and a goalie. We’ll have a butchers and I’ll give my verdict from Mustard to Pony. E-mail your team to Dexy@ukfootballfinder.co.uk

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  • Mike

    that Warney Creswell was a cracking little player

  • dexylongshot

    I would change loads of these, not many are shockers. Cantona to Mancs was a shock cos it was done so quickly as was Andy Cole, especially considering Leeds & Newcastle were top 4 teams at the time. Imagine Drogna going to Manchester now, it wouldn’t happen. Then there are the Celtic Rangers transfers. Mo Johnstone, the daddy of them all.

  • Patrick

    £3 mil for Maradona. Even if it was 27 years ago that seems like such a steal for the greatest player ever. Sol to Arsenal – fairly shocking at the time. Robinho to City – less shocking now they’ve started hoovering up stars left right and centre but at the time definitely a surprise, possibly even for him. Ossie and Ricky to Spurs – pioneers the both of them. Apparently Ossie shat in his previous coaches boots. Not sure if that hastened his departure from Argentina or not but it’s great comedy nonetheless.

  • Patrick

    Oh and Gazza took a dump in Gattuso’s boots while he was at Rangers.

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