5 Football Transfers That Almost Happened

When clubs are in the race for signing a player, every club always present’s it’s offer to the player’s current club.

The club with the best offer is the one that mostly end up securing the player. Here are the 5 transfers that almost happened.


In The 2021 summer transfer window, made a bid to Paris Saint Germain to sign the French forward Kylian Mbappe.

This transfer failed to happen deu to ’s interest in keeping Mbappe.

2. Erling Haaland

The Norwegian footballer was one of ’s options for a striker in the 2021 Summer transfer window.

This transfer however failed to happen as Chelsea chose to sign Romelu Lukaku.

3. Virgil Van Dijk 

Crystal Palace was interested in signing the Dutch centre back in 2014 while he was playing for Celtics.

4. Antoine Griezmann 

Fulham was one of the clubs that targeted him while he was playing for Real Sociedad.

He however chose to join Atletico Madrid at a fee of £24 Million.

5. Neymar Junior

The Brazilian winger was targeted by Real Madrid in 2013 while at Santos but chose to join .

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