The 10 most shocking football transfers (part 2)
5. Allan Simonsen - Barcelona to Charlton Athletic, 1982.
When Barcelona signed Argentinian forward Diego Maradona in 1982, Spanish league restrictions meant that only two places allowed for foreign players in each starting line-up. Simonsen compete with Maradona and Bernd Schuster, and asked Barcelona for his contract to be cancelled. Cue a shock move to Second Division side Charlton Athletic for £300,000. The Danish striker's massive wages meant he only stayed for one season before returning back to his homeland.
4. Jonathan Woodgate - Newcastle United to Real Madrid, 2004.
Real Madrid's galactico policy was in full swing with players such as Ronaldo, Figo, Beckham and Zidane when, in 2004, the club ...