Top 10: Botched transfers you might not know about

Essien to Burnley, Laudrup to Liverpool... Cruyff to Dumbarton?! They're the moves that could have happened...

1. Michael Laudrup to Liverpool, 1983

“We went away from Anfield thinking the deal was done,” says the Danish legend who, as a 19-year-old Brondby sensation, agreed a three-year deal with the English champions. “But two weeks later they came back saying they wanted to offer the same package but for four years, because I needed time to develop. I was disappointed, so I decided not to join.” The Dane went to Juventus instead, and later played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid. 
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Laudrup and Lawrenson could've been team-mates

Laudrup and Lawrenson could've been team-mates