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10 Shocking Transfer U-Turns In Football History

10 Shocking Transfer U-Turns In Football History

By David Kappel - Jul 18, 2017 08:00 PM @kappilinho

With Manchester United having seemingly stolen Romelu Lukaku from under Chelsea's noses in this transfer window, here are nine other transfer U-turns that made the headlines.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery to see 10 transfer U-turns, as published by Planet Football.

Back in 2013, Willian arrived for a medical at Tottenham Hotspur ahead of a £30 million (R506 million) transfer from Anzhi Makhachkala. However, Chelsea hijacked the move at the last minute, and Willian has since made 181 appearances for the Blues since.

Another famous U-turn happened when David Beckham famously announced he would be joining LA Galaxy on a free deal once his Real Madrid contract expired in six months' time. With that announcement coming in January, then Los Blancos boss Fabio Capello said Beckham would not play for him again, despite his contract still running until June. However, the coach changed his mind just a month later and Beckham was back in the starting line-up, helping Real win the La Liga title before leaving the club.

Gianluigi Donnarumma was set to leave AC Milan in this window after the club and his agent Mino Raiola could not agree on an extension of his contract, which was set to expire in June 2018. However, following public outburst by fans, which led to Donnarumma's family speaking to the 18-year-old, he had a change of heart and opted to extend his stay after all.

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Other famous U-turns, as published by Planet Football include Carlos Tevez's time at Manchester City and Mousso Sissoko's switch to Tottenham Hotspur, among others.

Which famous transfer U-turn do you remember? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Begwell Jul 24, 2017 06:31 PM
Suarez was supoz to join madrid too before he showed them middle finger...
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Begwell Jul 24, 2017 06:29 PM
neymer's medical to real madrid only to join the mighty catalans...
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Football is all about money
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Bobby motaung is disappointing us chiefs followers because he doesn't want to buy players why mr kaizer motaung SNR doesn't bring in JNR motaung to replace Bobby bcos what is he doing is to protect the coach

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