Deadline Day Mania: How Well Do You Remember These Infamous Transfer Moments?

In a time when transfers regularly break on Twitter, David De Gea might now be in Madrid if it wasn’t for a dodgy fax machine. And who can forget Leicester’s paperwork for Adrien Silva getting to the English Football Association 14 seconds too late making him ineligible to play for another 4 months.

Folks, welcome to our Deadline Day Mania Transfer Quiz.

Fake helicopter sightings. Players getting their agents on tv trying to force through moves. Deadline day can be bonkers and we love it. You can feel pure joy, stress, rage all in the space of 30 seconds. It’s football madness at its best and depending on who’s at the helm for your clubs transfer committee, it can either make or break your winning prospects.

We’ve included a selection of the most bizarre to outright unimaginable transfer moments. All you have to do is correctly choose what happened to the player in question. Score a 6 or perfect 7 on this quiz and we’ll help you figure out what to call your own live Deadline Day show.

Here we go!

Quiz Grade: Challenging

  • Question of

    In 2013, which player infamously drove 120 miles to QPR’s training ground, signed autographs and told a Sky Sports reporter he was ready for a “new chapter”. QPR never signed him..

    • Peter Odemwingie
      Laurence Griffiths/Getty
    • Jermaine Pennant
    • Lee Catermole
      Sunderland AFC
  • Question of

    Which player tried this outrageous stunt to engineer a move to Blackburn? Arrange for the press to meet him at the training ground on a day off in an attempt to make it look like he had been forced to train on his own.

    • David Bentley
      Getty Images
    • Robbie Savage
    • Jimmy Bullard
  • Question of

    Which player momentarily forgot who he signed for in 2008 saying “On the last day, Chelsea made a great proposal and I accepted.”

    • Robbie Keane
    • Dimitar Berbatov
    • Robinho
      Daily Mirror
  • Question of

    On deadline day 2010, which player (for reasons still unknown) created a media frenzy after he was seen taking a hastily arranged helicopter out of London. No move ever materialized..

    • Mario Balotelli
      Action Images
    • Nicklas Bendtner
    • Ryan Babel
      PAUL BARKER/AFP/Getty Images
  • Question of

    Almost scuppering a move in 2008, which player missed not one but two flights (with a third cancelled) before finalizing his move to Man City?

    • Benjani
    • Craig Bellamy
      Alex Livesey/Getty
    • Carlos Tevez
      Julian Finney/Getty
  • Question of

    An act of God? In 2010, a volcano stopped what lethal marksman from going to Blackburn to discuss a potential transfer? The rest is history.

    • Karim Benzema
      David Ramos Getty Images
    • Edison Cavani
    • Robert Lewandowski
  • Question of

    In 2018, which player came so close to signing for Leeds that he passed a medical and posed with the no.21 shirt only for his club to pull the plug on the deal at the 11th hour?

    • Daniel James
    • Charlie Austin
    • Mason Holgate

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