❌ Top FIVE transfers that collapsed at the eleventh hour
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❌ Top FIVE transfers that collapsed at the eleventh hour

Many players have experienced the pain of failing to secure a move to their dream clubs. 

Futaa will take a look at ten players who failed to secure a move to their dream clubs at the eleventh hour. 

Nabil Fekir

Fekir came close to joining Liverpool from Lyon in the summer of 2018, after helping France win the World Cup in Russia. The midfielder was on the verge of becoming a Red but the deal collapsed in the final stages with reports stating it was due to failed medical. 

David de Gea

Real Madrid were keen to sign David de Gea in 2015 after monitoring the goalkeeper for a while. The Spaniard wanted to return to his home country and was set to join the Los Blancos on deadline day in August 2015. 

De Gea had even traveled to Spain to finalize the deal but he was forced to return to United after the club didn't file the correct paperwork in time, while other rumours suggested Old Trafford's fax machine broke.

Loic Remy

Remy was set to join Liverpool in the summer of 2014 but the Reds pulled out of the deal and the striker ended up signing for Chelsea. The 34-year-old had agreed to move to Anfield in July 2014 and only needed to complete a routine medical to finalize a dream transfer.

But the doctors reportedly discovered problems and Liverpool decided to pull out of the deal, leaving the Frenchman stuck at Championship outfit QPR.

Robert Lewandowski

This might sound unrealistic but Lewandowski came close to joining Blackburn Rovers in 2010. By then, Lewandowski wasn't a big name and Blackburn spotted the forward while he was plying for Lech Poznan. 

The move could not materialize and Blackburn ended up being relegated from the Premier League after just two seasons. 

"I had the opportunity to join Blackburn... but I would have liked to go and see the training centre, the stadium," Lewa said last year on the failed move. 

"I couldn't go because of the cloud. It was the volcano. The volcano with the ash cloud. t was one week and nobody could fly in Europe. The flight was booked, but we couldn't leave.

"It changed my life. If I had gone to Blackburn maybe I would have stayed there."

Paulo Dybala

Dybala almost became a Tottenham player in the summer of 2019 but a deal collapsed after the midfielder demanded an eye-watering £350,000-a-week salary, which would have made him one of the Premier League's highest earners.

Spurs were never going to pay such a huge amount for a player that had just netted five Serie A goals during the previous season. 

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