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5 controversial transfers in club Football

  • With barely six weeks to go for the start of yet another gripping season of club football, the transfer market is heating up with all the big clubs wi ...
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Modified 22 Jul 2014, 18:18 IST

With barely six weeks to go for the start of yet another gripping season of club football, the transfer market is heating up with all the big clubs willing to go all out to acquire the services of some of the worlds best footballers. In the past there have been many controversial transfers with some idolized players parting ways with their former clubs and accepting lucrative offers frombitter rivals. Let us take a look at some of the most controversial transfers in football.

#5 Sol Campbell (Tottenham Hotspur to Arsenal)

English footballer Sol Campbell shocked the Tottenham Hotspur faithful by moving to bitter rivals Arsenal on a free transfer in July 2001. He signed a four year contract with Tottenham’s North London adversaries after having rejected a new contract from Spurs.

In an earlier interview, Campbell had said that “he would never play for Arsenal”, and it was reported that he chose Arsenal despite the fact that many big clubs on the continent were interested in his services. 

Following his move, Campbell was subjected to taunts by the Tottenham supporters, and is called “Judas” by them. He has also had homophobic abuse targeted at him.

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Published 22 Jul 2014, 18:14 IST
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