Former Nigerian superstar reveals Real Madrid wanted to sign him from Ajax but they didn’t have money
Finidi George’s transfer saga.
“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,” Finidi George responded to questions about his 1996 transfer.
“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.
The ex-Super Eagles star continues, “Real Betis then came with a good offer and I had to go. My stay there was memorable."
George proceeded to speak on his experience in Seville, “at Real Betis, I scored in the final of the Copa del Rey the following season against Barcelona.”
“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,” Finidi George concluded.