Football quiz: transfer U-turns

Today’s quiz is looking for a big move. No it’s not. Yes it is. And so on

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  1. Which club was Matt Le Tissier referring to when he said: 'That was in 1990 and it was pretty much a done deal; I'd agreed terms on the contract and everything. But I pulled out of it because I was about to get married and my fiancée at the time didn't fancy living [there]'?

    1. Newcastle United

    2. Tottenham Hotspur

    3. Arsenal

    4. Manchester United

  2. Which player posed in front of cameras in a Manchester United shirt before moving to Chelsea instead in 2005?

    1. Ricardo Carvalho

    2. John Obi Mikel

    3. Arjen Robben

    4. Petr Cech

  3. Which player snubbed former club Celtic to join Rangers from Nantes in 1989?

    1. Mo Johnston

    2. Terry Butcher

    3. Stuart Munro

    4. Ian McCall

  4. Which striker was due to join Barcelona from Millonarios before political intervention took him to Real Madrid?

    1. Ronaldo

    2. Luís Figo

    3. Roberto Carlos

    4. Alfredo Di Stéfano

  5. The promise of a sunbed took which player to Tottenham Hotspur instead of Manchester United?

    1. Dele Alli

    2. Teddy Sheringham

    3. Jürgen Klinsmann

    4. Paul Gascoigne

  6. Which player had a trial for Sheffield Wednesday before he signed for one of their Yorkshire rivals in the early 1990s?

    1. David Batty

    2. Gary McAllister

    3. Eric Cantona

    4. Gary Speed

  7. Which player was Blackburn Rovers chairman Jack Walker talking about when he told Kenny Dalglish: 'Why do you want him when we have Tim Sherwood'?

    1. David Beckham

    2. Luís Figo

    3. Robbie Keane

    4. Zinedine Zidane

  8. Which 17-year-old did Sheffield United have a deal set up for in 1978 when they realised they could not afford the £200,000 fee?

    1. Michel Platini

    2. Frank Rijkaard

    3. Glenn Hoddle

    4. Diego Maradona

  9. Complete this quote from Robinho in 2008: 'At the last minute ... made me a great offer and I ended up accepting it.'

    1. Manchester City

    2. Manchester United

    3. Arsenal

    4. Chelsea

  10. David Unsworth joined Aston Villa in 1998 but left quickly due to homesickness. How many times he did play for the club before returning to Everton?

    1. None

    2. Two

    3. Five

    4. 10


1:B - Take that, London., 2:B - Apparently Mikel cried when the move to Old Trafford fell through., 3:A - He was the highest-profile Catholic to sign for Rangers in decades, so managed to anger both Celtic and Rangers fans by signing for them., 4:D - He went on to win five European Cups and eight league titles with Real Madrid., 5:D - The sunbed was for his sister Anna-Marie., 6:C - Trevor Francis, who was managing Sheffield Wednesday at the time, says Graeme Souness had already turned down the chance to sign Cantona for Liverpool., 7:D - In fairness, Sherwood looks better in a gilet., 8:D - The club bought the River Plate midfielder Alex Sabella instead. Sadly he could not prevent the club from sliding into the Third Division in 1978-79., 9:D - He meant to say Manchester City., 10:A - Unsworth was apparently "advised" by his wife Jane to tell manager John Gregory he had made a mistake by signing for Villa.


    Dan O'Toole

    The GuardianTramp

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