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When football transfers are hijacked, including Willian to Tottenham and Robben to Man United

When football transfers are hijacked, including Willian to Tottenham and Robben to Man United

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In 2008 Tottenham had agreed a deal to sell Dimitar Berbatov to Man City, but when the striker flew to Manchester he was greeted by Alex Ferguson. That didn’t go down well with Spurs, as City’s offer was better financially, but Berbatov wanted to join United, meaning Daniel Levy eventually settled on a £30m deal. “I am flattered that [Sir Alex] gave me so much of his time. He personally came to pick me up at the airport. It was a shock to me, but it was a pleasure to get to know him,” he said.Thursday, July 6, 2017The transfer hijack. There are few sweeter ways of getting one over on your rivals.Some clubs have had it done to them more than others and here, talkSPORT looks at eight examples of classic football steals.Scroll through the gallery to read about the time Tottenham inadvertently...