Diego Maradona's time at Barcelona

If you’re a Barcelona fan, it’s most likely a source of continuous pleasure that probably the 2 biggest ever footballers bet your club.

While Lionel Messi invested 17 years developing a dynasty at Camp Nou, Diego Maradona got simply a number of seasons to make his mark in Catalonia. But make his mark is precisely what he did.

Barça spent years tracking Maradona down. Then vice president Nicolau Casaus initially made a journey over to Argentina in 1978, which is where he initially discovered the small midfielder. He was viewed as too green as a 17-year-old and monetary needs continued to interrupt their efforts to sign him. That the Argentinian FA didn’t desire him to leave his homeland ahead of the 1982 World Cup likewise stalled Barça’s pursuit.

Eventually, with Casaus leading the charge in the prolonged settlements, Barcelona got their guy and Maradona ended up being the most pricey footballer ever at the time for a £5m cost. That’d be a great handle today’s market, would not it?

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