Frustrated transfers that would have changed world football

There have been many negotiations that have been held during this past transfer market and that have not come to fruition. Some of them could have changed the history of world football ...


There have been countless negotiations that have not come to fruition during this past transfer market. Some of them could have changed the history of world football. Messi, Ansu Fati, Haaland, Nacho, Cucurella, Javi Matínez, RDT ... are some of the protagonists of those oprations or frustrated contacts that we will tell you below.


The Barcelona forward starred in the great world football soap opera this summer after announcing his desire to leave the Barça club. His now famous burofax informing the club of his intention to leave shook the foundations of the Camp Nou. Manchester City and PSG were the two clubs that made numbers to try their signing. At the headquarters of the French club, the following operation was proposed: Messi and Luis Suárez would go together to Paris and PSG would offer Neymar and financial compensation in exchange. Days after studying this plan, Neymar himself came out confirming his continuity in the French champion.

Ansu Fati

Manchester United considered the signing of the Barcelona striker, as long as his clause was 170 million. The Spanish international was the alternative chosen by the leaders of the English club after failing to sign Jadon Sancho. However, Barcelona exercised a clause in Ansu Fati's contract, by virtue of which his armor would rise to 400 as soon as he had a first-team record. This maneuver by Bartomeu's board prevented the escape of the new Barça sensation.


The Norwegian forward was linked this summer with Real Madrid. However, at no time did the white club consider his signing this summer. Of course, along with Mbappé, he is one of the star signings proposed by Florentino Pérez for the next season.


The Madrid defender was the central defender wanted by Lopetegui if Diego Carlos or Koundé were finally transferred. The Sevilla coach maintains a great friendship with Nacho and even showed him his interest in signing him if he lost one of his starting centrals.


The Getafe midfielder was on the agenda for Chelsea and Arsenal. However, the Madrid club declared him non-transferable and the English proposals never got to interest the Getafense board. According to some information from England, Chelsea offered 30 million, but eventually ended up paying about 56 million euros to Leicester for Chilwell.


The Espanyol forward was on the agenda of Tottenham and Sevilla. However, neither of the two operations came to fruition as they did not meet Espanyol's economic claims. The forward was able to leave with the letter of freedom during the first five days after the market was opened, as long as the buying club was from the First Division and assumed the total of his card.Darwin Núñez

Aalmería transferred the Uruguayan striker to Benfica this summer in exchange for 24 million euros. However, the first offer that the Andalusian club had for its scorer was from Wolverhampton. The English club made a proposal of 15 million euros. In the end, Darwin Núñez ended up signing a five-year contract with Benfica.

Javi Martínez

The Bayern midfielder was on Athletic's agenda. However, the German club requested 10 million euros for his transfer. This figure was excessive for the Bilbao club and frustrated the operation

Fernando Llorente

The Naples striker was able to come on loan to Athletic. The agreement between the sports director, the striker and Napoli was complete. However, two Athletic directors vetoed his return to San Mamés due to the way in which he left the club in 2013, refusing to renew and exhausting his contract to leave with the letter of freedom to Juventus.

Carlos Fernández

The Sevilista forward was with the suitcase prepared until late Monday in case the negotiations between Sevilla and Real Sociedad were finalized, and in which the transfer of William José to the Seville club was also included. Finally, the Brazilian forward blocked the operation because he did not want to go out on loan.

Mario Hermoso

The rojiblanco central was the first name that Real Sociedad put on the table to fill the vacancy left by the sale of Diego Llorente to Leeds. However, Atlético and Real never reached an economic understanding and the player did not show much interest in leaving the rojiblanco club either.Campaña

The Levante midfielder is one of the fashionable players in Spanish football. It is Atlético's first option to fill the vacancy of Thomas, but before the rojiblanco interest, Leeds and Sevilla were the clubs that were close to signing him in this market. Sevilla came to present a proposal, but ended up opting for Rakitic, whose signing was much cheaper. Leeds, meanwhile, presented a formal offer to Levante of 15 million more goals, but the Granota club was unmarked by asking for 25.


The former Atlético striker went to Hellas Verona, but came very close to going to Besiktas. The Turkish club came to present a firm offer of two million euros (to be paid in four installments) for his transfer. However, the player himself decided to reject the Turkish proposal to accept the offer from Hellas Verona.

Diogo Leite

The Porto center-back has been Valencia's first option for months to reinforce the center of the defense. However, the operation could not be carried out as the club che could not be detached from its discards. This situation led to the player being offered on loan to Barcelona in an operation that should end Todibo (on loan) and Rafinha at Porto. The midfielder did not accept the proposal and preferred to go to PSG frustrating the operation. Todibo ended up at Benfica and Diogo Leite stayed at Porto.


The former Croatian striker, who at the last minute went to Osasuna, was wanted by Real Sociedad, Celta, Levante and Valladolid. For several weeks the Pucelano club negotiated his signing, but Mallorca asked for six million for his transfer, a figure that was far from the four million and the loan of Waldo offered by Valladolid. The Croatian, who already had an agreement with the Pucelano club, ended up agreeing to go to Pamplona. Levante, meanwhile, had him as an option if he transferred to Campaign.

Raúl Jiménez

The Wolverhampton striker was linked to Madrid during this past transfer market. However, there was never any real interest from the white club. The team he was in negotiations with was Juventus, who had targeted him at the top of his list of reinforcements for the lead. The English club valued its scorer at 100 million, although it would have accepted 80, an amount that Vecchia Signara was willing to reach if it had not lost in the second round of the Champions League. Finally, Juve opted for the loan of Morata in a much cheaper operation. Raúl Jiménez, for his part, ended up extending his contract with Wolves until 2024.

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