Okocha rated second best free transfer in EPL history

By Daily Sports on February 21, 2017

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 Former Super Eagles Captain, Austin Okocha, has been rated as the second best free transfer in the EPL when he joined Bolton Wanderers from Ligue Un side, Paris Saint-Germain.

The former midfielder switched leagues in 2002 on a free and per Jonny Singer for Mail Online, the Nigerian became a club legend for keeping Bolton up in the top half for three consecutive seasons.

“So good they named him twice. When Sam Allardyce plucked Okocha from PSG on a free transfer, there was amazement around the league – this was a man who had been Africa’s most expensive ever player when the Parisiens spent £10m on him in 1998.

“Okocha became a legend at Bolton, alongside fellow free transfers Ivan Campo, Fernando Hierro and Youri Djokaeff, and helped the club to three top-half finishes in a row.“He is best remembered for a handful of stunning strikes and sensational tricks, which made him a favourite among all fans.” (The Guardian)

•Photo shows soccer legend Austin Okocha.

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 21, 2017


 

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