Published on September 1st, 2017 | by sligoadmin


Who They Tried To Sign?

Sligo Rovers showed their class and ambition this week when they tried to complete with the biggest premiership and European clubs to get big name players before the transfer window closed.


Rumours were flying around clubs this weeks as signing deals were first on, then off, then on again then off again and then on – no one could make up their minds. Rovers – ‘The bit O’ Red’ were able to mix it with the big boys – the Arsenals, the Liverpools, the Chelseas, the Man Citys of the world and make alternative offers to the stars.


Sadly for local fans we won’t be seeing the likes of Sanches, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Silva or Mbappe at the showgrounds. However SSN can reveal who Rovers tried to sign and the “crazy” deals offered.


Player Club Offered Result

Bale, Gareth

Real Madrid Three a week, rent share in a house in Rathbaughan, a chalk ice after each game. Negative
Messi, Lionel Barcelona Five a week, luxury apartment close to centre of town, free Tayto for life. Turned it down, but will consider it when career with Barca ends.
Drinkwater, Danny Leicester Two ninety a week, mobile home in Standhill, kebab chips and soft drink every Saturday night. Negative – wanted kebabs for his mates as well – Rovers spokesperson said “this was taking the piss.”




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