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The 20 best transfers that almost happened, but didn't
May 4, 2020 · 1 hr 9 min
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Ryan and Taylor detail their (combined) 20 favorite transfers that almost happened, but ended up falling through for whatever reason. 

They also get into Alternative Timelines in which Blackburn were (and remain) the dominant side in the Premier League, Sir Alex Ferguson gave the hair-dryer treatment to no less than 3 global names, and Pele, Maradona and Garrincha all find themselves at new European homes.

Spoilers below if you want to players and clubs discussed, in order:

  1. Zinedine Zidane to Blackburn Rovers, 1995
  2. Roy Keane to Blackburn Rovers, 1993
  3. Robert Lewandowski to Blackburn Rovers, 2010
  4. Ronaldinho to Blackburn Rovers, 2011
  5. Ronaldinho to New York Red Bulls (2010) and Man United (2003)
  6. Alan Shearer to Manchester United (1992 and 1996)
  7. Paul Gascoigne to Manchester United (1988)
  8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Arsenal (1996)
  9. Ronaldo to Arsenal (2003)
  10. Rivaldo to Bolton (2004)
  11. Steven Gerrard to Chelsea (2005)
  12. Kaka to Manchester City (2009)
  13. David De Gea to Real Madrid (2015)
  14. Gareth Bale to Birmingham (2009)
  15. Andres Iniesta to Rangers (2004)
  16. Leo Messi to Rangers (2004)
  17. Pele to Real Madrid (1962)
  18. Garrincha to Juventus (1963)
  19. Maradona to Sheffield United (1978)
  20. Didier Drogba to the Chicago Fire (2015)

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