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10 Famous Transfer U-Turns In Football History

After Lionel Messi announced he would be staying at FC Barcelona this upcoming, here is a look at 10 other transfer u-turns that made headlines over the years.

Click through the gallery above to see 10 players who made transfer u-turns over the years, according to Daily Star and Squakwa.

Messi revealed his decision stay at the Camp Nou as Barcelona are the club of his life and he wouldn't want to take the club to court.

While Messi has decided to remain at his club, there have been instances where players say one thing and do another, which includes Messi's current teammate Antoine Griezmann.

After the 2018 World Cup, Griezmann announced his decision to stay at Atletico Madrid in a video and later signed a new five-year deal.

Fast forward to 2019, the Frenchman opted to leave the Spanish capital and completed a move to Barcelona after his €120 million release clause was paid.

In the Premier League, John Obi Mikel made headlines in 2005 when he was announced as a Manchester United player but ended up joining Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

The Nigerian was also pictured in a United jersey at a press conference before the Blues claimed they had already signed the midfielder. He officially only joined Chelsea in 2006.

Read: Emotional Messi Reveals How He Told His Sons About Barca Exit

Click through the gallery above and let us know what you think of these transfer u-turns.

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