Transfer markets are open in many football Leagues in the World. All football Clubs interested in selling and buying are currently working hard to conclude deals. Today, we want to focus on bizarre transfers. We are looking at signings that shocked people. The list has been compiled after Barcelona shocked the world with a surprise signing of Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng.
5. Sol Campbell Transfer to Notts County
Sol Campbell signed for Notts County on a 5 year contract, thought to be worth £10m in 2009.
— Football Remind (@FootballRemind) November 13, 2018
The year 2009 will always remind us about the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid. It is a clear indication the year was normal. However, there was nothing normal about Sol Campbell transfer to League Two side Notts County. In fact, he signed a five-year deal to make a statement.
The deal lasted for only one match. Yes, the former Arsenal and Newcastle United defender did not enjoy it after all. He had signed because of the fat cheque from the Middle East but it turned out there was nothing like that. He decided to pack his bags.
4. Julien Faubert Transfer to Real Madrid
Who remembers Julien Faubert playing for Real Madrid 😲
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— Totum Sport (@TotumSport) January 16, 2019
Real Madrid President is known to do all they can when they want a player. The Club always wants to remain on top of the World both domestically and in Europe. However, in 2009, the Club made a spectacular mistake when they signed Julien Faubert from West Ham on a season-long loan.
The player was not at the level of the Los Blancos. He was an ordinary player minding his own business in a Hammers shirt. The deal failed badly and the player knew it. The midfielder only played twice for the La Liga giants.
3. Bebe Transfer to Manchester United
If you ever feel like you've made the wrong choice, just remember Man United turned down the chance to sign James Rodriguez for £5m in 2010 and opted to go for Bebe for £7.4 instead 😂 pic.twitter.com/eCsxWYIOee
— UNILAD Sport (@UNILADFooty) February 23, 2018
Manchester United fans still remember those over hit crosses at Old Trafford. The job was done by £7.4 million winger Bebe signed by Sir Alex Ferguson. The Portuguese had just signed for Vitoria de Guimaraes in 2010 and then Carlos Quiroz somehow spotted him. The former Fergie assistant convinced the Red Devils to splash the cash before other clubs make it muddy. It was one of the worst mistakes Ferguson made during his reign at Old Trafford.
The legendary Coach actually admitted he had not seen him play. He turned out to be another terrible mistake. He went on to play only 7 matches in a period of four years. He eventually left the Club for free in 2014 after several failed loan spells all over Europe.