Just a bit of fun while the transfer window is open and hopefully won't be taken too seriously.Just popped into my head the other day that I've had players I thought would be great and in hindsight was glad we never went near.All of us on here think we know loads and are bidding scouts but how wrong have you been?Who's those players that to you thought would be great for the reds but glad the guys who know far more about this han us never went near?I'll start off with one, and the evidence is on this site somewhere Darren Bent.Had this mad idea that he'd be the perfect Torres back up or even replacement.
I dont have problem with admitting that i got few totally wrong. Pablo aimar.Givovanni dos Santos from barca to spurs i think.Ashley young from villa.Tello from barca to portoQueresma, cant remember if he was at benfica or milan at that time. Had few silly rumors linking him to us back then, and i was so hyped for that. Aquilani, although we did sign him. I was all over the rumor thread swearing how he was going to be better then stevie 😅Cant remembered the whole name of that Blackburn striker, costa or something. Owen from real, he was my childhood hero. Heartbroken when he left us, and i wanted him back. There are probably few others too whom i cant remember. After remembering Aimar, i do wish we would have signed him. He was so f**king good with the ball on his feet. It was like the ball was glued to his feet. You know some players look so good playing football, every their move looks sexy. That was aimar at Valencia. Im going to watch some youtube vids of him now. Great thread btw 👍🏼
Aimar is a great shout. He was actually a good player to be fair (also another great buy on what used to be called Champ Man) but probably too lightweight for the prem and he never hit the heights in the end. There was another Argie, Barce striker, Saviola? I remember thinking he would be the bollocks. Hugely injury prone though. Not one I wanted us to sign but does anyone remember how good Julius Aghahowa became the new Ali Dia
Jeez, f***in brain hurts already, eh ok not in any particular order, Paul McStay, Barry Ferguson, Gary Speed, Didier Drogba, Lillian Thuram, Kaka, Rui Costa, Cannavarro, Le Tiss, Brian Laudrup, just a few who sprang to mind ??
I always hype up the fact that I called Robbos greatness before we signed up. I tend to leave out I said I wanted Michael Keane over VVD. Todd Cantwell was another I was WAAYYY off on
Cant remembered the whole name of that Blackburn striker, costa or something.
Don't know if it's any of these but at one point or another, I'd have happily taken these 3 ex-Blackburn forwards.Roque Santa Cruz, Yakubu (but when he was at Pompey) and Benni McCarthy.
Simao. Not sure if he ever went on to be anything special after he was linked with us.
Figueroa or whatever his name was the Wigan left back who scored from the half way line. I bought into the hype. Incidentally, also from Wigan (not one I rated), but anyone remember Amr Zaki the big Egyptian striker? He was linked for a bit then disappeared off the face of the earth.Steed Malbranque of Fulham. Hangaland their CB. Sully Muntari of Portsmouth. Asmir Begovic. Obafemi Martins before his real date of birth was revealed.
Re-signing Michael Owen in 2005 was a must in my eyes. Was gutted when Newcastle got him in the end.
Anthony Gordon is available
Though we should have kept Robbie Keane