When Maradona could sign for Las Palmas (twice)

When Maradona could sign for Las Palmas (twice)
Did you know that Maradona could sign for UD Las Palmas 2 times? PHOTOMONTAGE: Football retro

Last update April 18, 2024 by colgadosporelfutbol

The race of Diego Armando Maradona, for many the best soccer player of all time, It is well known for much of fans of this sport. But nevertheless, Argentine crack path is full of anecdotes. The story we tell you today is related UD Las Palmas. The Spanish team could have the honor of being the first European team to have fichado who later would become the best player in the world.

When Maradona was about to sign for UD Las Palmas

Everything happened in 1977 when that 'kid’ He began his career at the early age of 18 years in the ranks of Argentinos Juniors. It looks like, the entrepreneur grancanario Gregorio González Fulgencio He saw Diego play live and had no hesitation in recommending his signing. According to Fulgencio himself, He himself negotiated the transfer of the footballer with the Argentine club. All this for an amount close to 18 million pesetas. At that time UD Las Palmas He had a powerful team and had in its ranks players like Argentine Carnevali, Brindisi O can not. Footballers who later coincided with Maradona in ranks Boca Juniors.

However the signing never materialized. The 10’ he went to Boca Juniors and soon after was the FC Barcelona who paid a whopping 1.200 million for 'El Pelusa’ who only wore the elastic blaugrana one season before leaving and succeed in Naples.

From there his career was plummeting particularly after testing positive for cocaine and leave the Italian league. Sevilla, Newell's Boca Juniors and again were his last team before retiring.

UD Las Palmas broke records in the Second Division with the signing of Turu Flores

Precisely way back 1996 reached the UD Las Palmas one of the most important signings of the time: Turu Flores. Argentina reached the island after payment of 500 million and became the great feeling of the transfer market category (Las Palmas do not forget that at that time militated in Second Division).

It was then that the agent Diego Armando Maradona it offered the yellow entity because he united a great friendship with Turu and was not happy with the policy Boca. But nevertheless, the offer was not taken into account by the grancanaria entity that finally dismissed his move for the second time almost 20 years later.

Javier Argudo

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