#2. Zinedine Zidane – Blackburn Rovers
Of all the pairings in football history, this one would have been one of the strangest. There was a young French attacking midfielder who was making waves in Ligue 1 with Bordeaux called Zinedine Zidane. Blackburn Rovers manager Kenny Dalglish stated his desire to sign the young Frenchman only for his chairman Jack Walker to reply “why do you want to sign Zidane when we have Tim Sherwood?” Zidane was also offered to Newcastle United but a scout claimed he wasn’t good enough. The Frenchman won the World Cup with France and Ballon d’Or just a few years later before joining Juventus and eventually Real Madrid.