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“I was too expensive for Real Madrid” -Super Eagles star

One of the most sought-after wingers in the world, Finidi George rose to prominence in 1995 following a spectacular season with Ajax Amsterdam.Infomation Guide Nigeria

He was the talk of many clubs thanks to his vivacity, speed, and stamina, but he was equally valuable and outstanding.

Finidi, a Super Eagles icon, claimed that Real Madrid could have acquired him from Ajax if they had more funds at the time in an interview with Supersport La Liga.

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The Dutch giants wanted to sell Finidi for the proper price after Juventus defeated them in the 199596 Champions League final, but Real Madrid did not have the necessary funds at the time.

“After our Champions League final defeat to Juventus (in 1995/1996), the coach made it clear that they wanted to sell me and if even I stayed back at Ajax, that I was not going to play.Jamb Result

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“At that time, Real Madrid were interested in signing me but as at that time, they didn’t have the kind of money that they have now,” George told La Liga Show.

“Real Betis then came with a good offer and I had to go. My stay there was memorable.

“At Real Betis, I scored in the final of the Copa del Rey the following season against Barcelona. Real Betis were defeated 2-3 by Barcelona after extra time.

“It was a big game. Real Betis did everything we could but it was not possible (to win). Barcelona had the edge, they had the experience.”

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Emediong Ekpe

Emediong Ekpe is a graduate of English. A professional Sports journalist/analyst, and a spoken word artist. He is passionate about decimating information and putting smiles on people's faces via news writing.

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