The transfer market is the period that connects fans with their clubs when the leagues are suspended to rest after a long season, and then clubs are looking to include the best players to strengthen their list before the start of the new season, in the past, most deals were surprising for the fans and hardly expected, but with the boom of the world of social media has become The follower knows the development of deals step by step with the abundance of information and ease of circulation.
The best transfers are the least anticipated and are completed entirely out of nowhere. Whether it’s a secret until an announcement, or a deal that moves fast and gets done within hours.
During this report, we review deals that happened unexpectedly and caused a strong shock to the fans, both for the team from which the player left or who joined him.
David Beckham (Real Madrid to LA Galaxy)
The departure of David Beckham to the American League at the height of his career with Real Madrid was a strong shock in the transfer market in 2007, especially since the American League was not as powerful as it has enjoyed in recent years, in addition to the English international was the first to open the eyes of European players on The second part of the globe.
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich to Manchester United)
The German international transfer deal was a big surprise at the time, especially his departure from Bayern Munich, who won the Champions League with him at the time, but he decided to play in the Red Devils shirt under the leadership of Louis van Gaal, but things did not go as expected after that.
Danny Ings (Southampton to Aston Villa)
In a time when Fabrizio Romano has become, any deal that takes place in the world will be details in front of your eyes through the tweets of a Sky Sports journalist who does not miss half the information in the transfer market, and he can even tell you the colors of the drink that the player was wearing during the medical examination before the official announcement or the appearance of No pictures on social media, but it appears that Danny Ings’ move from Southampton to Aston Villa last summer took place in a very discreet way that surprised even Romano himself.
An accomplished deal happened quickly at the time, given Villa’s quick move in the transfer market after the confirmation of Jack Grealish’s departure to Manchester City in a deal amounting to 117.5 million euros.
Andrea Pirlo (Inter Milan to Milan)
The transfer of players in Italy between the top clubs is something that happens almost intuitively, but in 2001 it was a shock, Pirlo pulled from the black and blue to the second front wearing the Rossoneri shirt, in a move that was shocking at the time for the polar Milan fans.
Samuel Eto’o (Inter Milan to Anji Makhachkala)
After obtaining the historic treble with Inter Milan, the Cameroonian striker made a very strange move, as he joined the Russian Angie Makhachkala in the summer of 2011, as it was a strange transfer at the time, especially as it was an unknown club in Russia.
Robinho (Real Madrid to Manchester City)
More than just an unexpected deal, Robinho’s departure from Real Madrid was expected due to the Spanish club’s desire to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United, but it was known that the Brazilian player would leave for England heading to Chelsea, and even Blues CEO Peter Kenyon stated that The club is confident that the transfer will happen, but the shock came on the last day of the transfer market in 2008, when Robinho actually appeared in England, but in the Manchester City shirt, which was just acquired by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, so that Robinho was the first big deal for the club at the time for a record fee at the time. 32.5 million pounds sterling.
Paul Gascoigne (Newcastle United to Tottenham)
The story of Gascoigne’s transfer from Newcastle United to Tottenham Hotspur was very substantial.
The England striker had promised Sir Alex Ferguson he would sign for Manchester United, and the Red Devils coach decided to take a short vacation in Malta.
But upon his return to London, it was discovered that the striker had snubbed United to join Tottenham for a then-record fee of £2.2m.
Tottenham managed to lure the striker to London by offering his parents a house and a car.
David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain to Chelsea)
While all reports indicated that Chelsea targeted the signing of Alessio Romagnoli and Kalidou Coulibaly with huge sums of money, but the surprise came with the return of David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain only two years after his sale to the French capital club, the Brazilian defender returned to London in a deal worth 34 million pounds. Sterling baffled most Chelsea fans, but he achieved what many people did not expect and played a key role in their victory in the 2016-17 Premier League.
Luiz was the hero of another sudden transfer story, as he surprised everyone in London again by moving to the Blues’ eternal rivals Arsenal after that in the summer of 2019 in an unexpected move.
Mario Goetze (Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich)
Goetze, after winning the German Bundesliga title with Borussia Dortmund, shocked the owners of the yellow and black uniforms and moved to their rival Bayern Munich in the summer of 2013.
The deal was such a shock to the owners of the Yellow and Black Wall that Dortmund fans called him “Judas”.
Luis Figo (Barcelona to Real Madrid)
Figo was a new “Judas” in Spain for Barcelona fans, as he is one of the few players to have played for Real Madrid and Barca, and his transfer of 36.2 million pounds from Barcelona to rivals Real Madrid caused a severe shock in the transfer history to this day.
Florentino Perez promised Real Madrid fans that he would break the penalty clause for Figo, the Barcelona star, if he were to win the club’s presidency, which is what actually happened in the summer of 2000.
While the Barcelona fans welcomed the Portuguese player when he first appeared in the Real Madrid shirt at the Camp Nou, by throwing a barrage of cigarette lighters, as well as throwing a pig’s head at her, in addition to boos and offensive banners.
John Obi Mikel (Manchester United to Chelsea)
It is not clear what happened between Chelsea, Manchester United and Norwegian club Lyn Oslo in the signing of Mikel.
The story of John Obi Mikel’s transfer to Chelsea is the strangest of the transfer market stories. In 2005, Manchester United claimed that he had reached an agreement with Mikel, and published pictures of him in the team shirt, which angered Chelsea, which confirmed the existence of a pre-agreement with Lyn Oslo club to sign a player The Nigerian midfielder, and they have already paid the deal money to the Norwegian club.
This remains the most exciting and confusing transfer, but the murky situation was settled by the intervention of the Norwegian Football Association, which allowed Chelsea to pay a split fee of £12m to Manchester United and £4m to Lynne in order to finalize the deal for the London club in the end.
Sol Campbell (Tottenham to Arsenal)
One of the most controversial transfers in football is also one of the most unexpected transfers in the game.
Until 2001, Sol Campbell was a legend in Tottenham Hotspur, having arrived from White Hart Lane since he was a teenager. Arsenal, in an unexpected move in the summer of 2001.
Fernando Torres (Liverpool to Chelsea)
Liverpool decided to allow Torres to leave the club to join Chelsea, one of his rivals for the league title, in a strange behavior at the time by the Reds.
The biggest surprise comes from the amount Chelsea paid the striker, as the Spanish player was signed for 50 million pounds in the summer of 2011.
Eric Cantona (Leeds United to Manchester United)
The story of Cantona’s transfer to Manchester United from Leeds United is one of the surprising, as the Red Devils initially received a call from Leeds to inquire about the availability of Dennis Irwin, but he was not up for sale.
Instead, United decided on an offer to buy Cantona, which fell out with Leeds manager Howard Wilkinson, and their offer was accepted.
There was a dispute over the price of the deal as Manchester club paid 1.2 pounds, and the Leeds president asked United to announce that the sale was made at 1.5 pounds so as not to anger his fan base.
Johan Cruyff (Ajax to Feyenoord)
Cruyff was stunned that Ajax chose not to renew his contract at the end of the 1982/82 season, having become a legendary figure at the club, and at the age of 37 Cruyff made the decision to switch to his most hated rival, Feyenoord.
The Dutch icon went on to achieve a league and cup double with the club, but despite this, Ajax chose to name their stadium in his honor after his death in 2016.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain)
The arrival of Barcelona icon Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain came completely unexpectedly, although the player announced his departure before her in a major press conference after the failure of his continuation at the Camp Nou.
Things were heading at the time to renew his contract, and stay for longer years within the Catalan team, but the Financial Fair Play Law in La Liga prevented the Argentine international contract from being registered, so he left Barcelona in a free transfer deal, heading to the Princes Park.
Roy Keane (Nottingham Forest to Manchester United)
Sir Alex Ferguson signed countless high-profile players during his legendary tenure as Manchester United manager, but signing Roy Keane is one of his best deals.
Blackburn Rovers were the closest to signing the player after Liverpool legend and Rovers coach Kenny Dalglish spoke with Kane to sign him, and began to put things in place when Kane’s in-flight clause became effective.
However, despite agreeing to the contract, Blackburn discovered that the deal could not be completed because the club did not have the correct paperwork in place, and since their office was closed for the weekend, the parties agreed to complete the deal on Monday morning.
This news reached the ears of Sir Alex, who immediately called the youngster and inquired if he would like to move to Manchester. Upon hearing this, the Scottish coach confirmed that the Red Devils had all the necessary papers ready on Saturday and went on to sign Kane for £3.75m.
The fiery Irishman who emerged as one of the all-time greatest players in his position with Manchester United, won seven Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League, among other titles at Old Trafford.
Erling Haaland (Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund)
Summer 2020 Everyone was waiting for Manchester United to announce the signing of promising attacking talent Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg, but the player eventually joined Borussia Dortmund amid interest from Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain to obtain his services.
Two years after moving to the Bundesliga for the weight of his skills, the player did fly to Manchester, but to wear the cyan shirt, not the red.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan to Barcelona)
After Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola decided that striker Samuel Eto’o was not in his plans, the Catalan club decided to move to find the appropriate replacement.
Barcelona and Inter Milan concluded a reciprocal deal, according to which Ibrahimovic left for Barcelona, while Eto’o joined Inter, and some reports indicated at the time that Barca paid 40 million euros as well to complete the deal.
Casemiro (Real Madrid to Manchester United)
The latest unexpected deal that occurred was Casemiro’s transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United in the current summer transfer market.
Despite being a key piece in the formation of the Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti’s battalion, the club left him to decide his fate in his own hands, as he chose to leave the European Champions League title holder despite the long years he spent at the Santiago Bernabeu and crowned 18 titles, heading to Old Trafford.