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Top 6 Transfers in football that never happened

Dhruv Maniyar
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Gerrard in a Chelsea kit - but it never happened outside the realm of image editors
Gerrard in a Chelsea kit - but it never happened outside the realm of image editors

The football world has had tons of transfers that have changed history for both, good and bad. Drogba to Chelsea and Ronaldo to Manchester United were huge transfers that changed the destiny of both the clubs and the players.

On the other hand, some transfers have not lived up to their hype. Gareth Bale to Real Madrid was a huge move, but many argue it has not paid off entirely. Fernando Torres to Chelsea was another big move which did not work out too well individually for the Spaniard.

Having said that, in this article, I touch on 9 transfers that did not take place, which had the potential of changing history.

Disclaimer - These failed transfers are in no particular order


1.Gerrard to Chelsea

Steven Gerrard was supposed to move to Chelsea in the summer of 2005
Steven Gerrard was supposed to move to Chelsea in the summer of 2005

When you think of Liverpool, Steven Gerrard almost always comes to mind. Gerrard twice had the opportunity to leave Liverpool for Chelsea. It was reported that he even agreed on a fee to join Chelsea but eventually had a change of mind due to the hate that his family was subjected to.

Liverpool is thankful for his change of heart as he ended up becoming one of their greatest players ever and after guiding them to Champions League glory in 2005. Looking back it is almost impossible imagining Gerrard with any other club. In some ways, the premier league and the football world is better off with Gerrard staying in Liverpool and not going to Chelsea to team up with Frank Lampard.


2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Arsenal

"Zlatan doesn't do trials"

Arsenal should be termed as the club of "almost". They almost signed so many players and Zlatan is one of them. When Zlatan was 16, he was invited to Arsenal. All seemed to be going well until Wenger asked Ibrahimovic to take a trial to which Zlatan replied: “Zlatan doesn’t do auditions”. Typical Zlatan!

One can only imagine what would have happened if Zlatan played in the premier league at such a young age. Imagine the likes of Henry and Zlatan in Arsenal. Deadly to say the least.


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