HOME CONTACT US| RSS
      
Transfers

Hasselbaink: "LVG sack cost me Barcelona Move"

03.01.2019 10.30 by Chiara Biondini  read 805
© foto di

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has revealed he was denied a move from Chelsea to Barcelona when Louis van Gaal was sacked by the Spanish club in 2003.

The former Atletico Madrid striker was on the brink of a return to La Liga midway through the 2003/04 season, with Chelsea in financial trouble and keen to raise funds by selling their star forward.

"There was a fee agreed. Louis van Gaal was at Barcelona, he wanted me there. He wanted competition for Patrick Kluivert." Hasselbaink said.

"I think the transfer between the clubs was agreed on the Friday. We played Man United (at the weekend). (Claudio) Ranieri asked me 'do you want to play?' Because he already knew. I wanted to play the last game and then move on.

"I got kicked on my ankle by Phil Neville and I had to come off. My ankle was really swollen but it wouldn't have stopped the deal. What happened, Valencia won against Barcelona - I think 3-1 or something - and the next morning Van Gaal was sacked, and the deal was off."

Other news Transfers
Other news
Highlight

BARCELONA FC, Lenglet's agent: "I don't see how and why should he leave"

Interviewed by Italian site sigonfialarete.it, Gregory Dakad, agent of French centre-back Clement Lenglet (23), playing for Barcelona FC and recently linked to Napoli, stated: "I'm really sorry for Napoli, I don't know what to say...they actually came for him last su

CAGLIARI chairman Giulini: "Chelsea and Napoli asked me for BARELLA"

Probably playing as a regular starter tonight, when Italian NT will be facing Finland, 22-year old deep-lying midfielder and Cagliari powerhouse&
 

BARCELONA FC, Lenglet's agent: "I don't see how and why should he leave"

Interviewed by Italian site sigonfialarete.it, Gregory Dakad, agent of French centre-back Clement Lenglet (23), playing for Barcelona FC and recently
 

CHELSEA, Willian: "I really want to keep on playing for Blues"

Recently linked to a move away from Chelsea, Brazilian international winger Willian, playing for Blues since 2013/14, told international media, from B
 

TMW - 3 big-time clubs keen on Lille director Luis CAMPOS

According to latest TMW rumours, Lille director of sports Luis Campos, previously working for Real Madrid and AS Monaco, has been targeted by such clu
 

BORUSSIA DORTMUND, Jadon SANCHO: "There's people around me keeping me humble"

During his latest interview to Borussia Dortmund official YouTube Channel, English international winger Jadon Sancho, tracked hard by Manchester
 
   Editore: TC&C srl web content publisher since 1994 Partita IVA 01488100510