According to reputable Dutch news outlet NOS, PSV thought they were close to completing the transfer of Portimonense defender Agbenyenu, and had even gone as far as sending a camera crew to Schiphol airport to help produce a nice unveiling montage.
The left-back simply had to complete a medical before his transfer could be sealed, what with a verbal agreement between the two clubs having been made six months ago.
But once PSV's contingent realised that the 21-year-old Ghanaian hadn't arrived on his scheduled flight, they soon learned that he hadn't even set foot on a plane for Holland.
Instead, Agbenyenu chose to ignore the gentleman's deal and joined Sporting on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
Coach Phillip Cocu was far from happy at how his club had dealt with the transfer.
"We've been looking for a left-back for a long time, and it is annoying when things go wrong at the last minute," the former Barcelona midfielder told Fox Sports.
"We could and should have done this better."
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