Top 10 'what if' Premier League transfers of this season

The top six clubs could have had another look to them after the summer transfer window - today we look at the deals that almost happened and how different things could have been

Samir Nasri (France)

Today I'll review the most high-profile of these and looks at just how different the 2011-12 season could have been for the players and clubs involved if only certain deals had just got over the finishing line.

Charlie Adam - Tottenham

Charlie Adam was minutes away from securing a switch to Tottenham  but in the end had to stay at Blackpool

Gary Cahill - Tottenham

Gary Cahill looked like one of the dead certainties to be on the move to a top club last summer. moved to Chelsea recently instead of Tottenham.

Radamel Falcao - Chelsea

Radamel Falcao, the prolific striker who had helped fire Atletico to treble glory in a 38-goal season.

Phil Jones - Liverpool

Liverpool had a bid accepted by Blackburn for Phil Jones and seemed to be leading the chase for his signature for a brief spell before he was instead tempted to Old Trafford by champions Manchester United.

Romelu Lukaku - Arsenal

 Romelu Lukaku was attracting admiring glances from a number of clubs in the summer but it was London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea who were leading the race to secure him having been long-term admirers.

Juan Mata - Liverpool

. Last summer, the Spaniard finally left Mestalla, joining Chelsea in a €28m deal

Samir Nasri - Manchester United

One of the biggest transfer sagas this summer saw Samir Nasri at the centre of a tug-of-war between Manchester City, Manchester United and his then current club Arsenal.

Scott Parker - Arsenal

Many Arsenal fans have believed Scott Parker is exactly what their side need for a number of years and this summer the Gunners were strongly linked with a move.

Javier Pastore - Chelsea

As well as chasing Luka Modric throughout the summer, Chelsea’s search for a creative midfield  took them close to bringing in Argentine Javier Pastore from Palermo.

Ashley Young - Manchester City

After it became clear Ashley Young would not be extending his Aston Villa contract – which had one year left to run – in the summer, it was the two clubs from Manchester who led the chase to sign him.


Anonymous said...

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Cal said...

nice roundup!

Brawno604 said...

Pastore isn't from PSG now?

Axis said...

Solid post mate

Music Festivals 2012 said...

I like "what ifs"!

Zap McBlowfist said...

Lukaku to Arsenal would be awesome ^_^

Timon said...

Thanks for this info!


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