And it’s Steven Gerrard, what a beauty and he wheels away to celebrate in front of the Matthew Harding stand! I know what you’re thinking; probably something along the lines of ‘I beg your pardon’, ‘excuse me’ or maybe something more expletive!
Alas, Mr Liverpool himself may have completed a move down south to London with Chelsea on a couple of occasions during Rafael Benitez’ reign but opted to belong in his hometown and has since gone on to accumulate legendary status at Anfield and amidst the loyal Kop following.
Speaking of Chelsea, their latest whizz kid Eden Hazard revealed this week that he could have ended up at Tottenham Hotspur following an impressive campaign last term, but opted for the Blues given their Champions League triumph and subsequent qualification.
Given the Belgian’s impressive start to life in England, Spurs fans may be forgiven for thinking ‘if only’ but they are certainly not alone in the ranks of those clubs who let that player get away or lost out to a rival bidder with just minutes to spare in true eBay fashion.
Let us embark on a journey through yesteryear as we document the top ten ‘if only’ transfers in the Premier League.
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