When Maradona could sign for Las Palmas (twice)
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.
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 them play live Diego and had no hesitation in recommending his transfer to the yellow entity. According to the Fulgencio own account, he came to negotiate the transfer of the player with the Argentine club 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 which later they 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.
Las Palmas SHEET TO 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.