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7 transfer stories that will always make you laugh

"Why do you want to sign Zidane when we have Tim Sherwood?" and more!

Top 5 / Top 10 23 Jun 2015, 20:06 IST

Transfer windows have become an integral part of the club football calendar. That is where championship battles and relegation dogfights are decided, as teams plan a detailed strategy to ensure they land the players they target.As is to be expected, there is a lot of drama and intrigue associated with transfers, as clubs don’t want their opponents to know who their targets are. But over the course of time, the transfer window has also thrown some really funny incidents and here, we will take a look at some such hilarious stories:

#1 Zinedine Zidane being rejected by Blackburn

Zinediane Zidane France and Real Madrid
“Why do you want to sign Zidane when we have Tim Sherwood?” Jack Walker, Blackburn Rovers owner

Would you believe me if I tell you that Blackburn Rovers turned down an offer to sign Zinedine Zidane because they had Tim Sherwood? Yes, you heard it right, that was the reason given by the late Jack Walker, then owner of Blackburn Rovers, for rejecting an offer to sign one of the greatest footballers ever.

He was linked with Newcastle as well, who turned him down because the club authorities believed he was not good enough to play the Premier League. At the time, Zidane was playing for Bordeaux, after which he moved to Juventus after one more season and the rest as they say, was history.

Just imagine what might have happened if one of either Blackburn or Newcastle had actually signed him.

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