- Vedran Corluka was close to a January move to Bayern Munich
- The former Manchester City and Spurs defender rejected the transfer over fears he’d be left in ‘limbo’ after Guardiola leaves in the summer
- Pep was hoping Corluka’s versatility would provide some much needed defensive cover at Bayern
From Emmanuel Adebayor, Javier Hernandez and Julien Faubert rocking up at Real Madrid, to Jlloyd Samuel turning up in Iran for Esteghlal, football now and then throws fans a curveball transfer that results in pure bewilderment
Safe to say Vedran Corluka turning up at Bayern Munich would’ve have brought about a similar reaction from the beautiful game’s loyal followers.
According to Sportske novosti, that rather surprising transfer almost came to fruition in January, with Pep Guardiola turning to the Croatian version of John O’Shea at Manchester United to ease his defensive crisis.
Fair play to ol’ Vedran, though, with the former Manchester City defender rejecting the advances of Munich to remain with Lokomotiv Moscow – the equivalent of opting to remain with Susan Boyle despite Mila Kunis giving you a cheeky wink and nip slip…
The 30-year-old was reportedly unsettled about Guardiola leaving for Manchester in the summer and what that would mean for his future with the Bundesliga champions – we just looked into our magic 8 ball, Vedran, and, we can confirm, without any shadow of a doubt, with or without Pep at Bayern, you would’ve played a grand total of three minutes and 29 seconds in nine appearances for the club.
Which would’ve been not quite as impressively tragic as Thomas Vermaelen winning the treble with Barcelona despite playing in one game. ONE.
Thomas Vermaelen at Barcelona:
Matches Played: 1
– La Liga
– Copa Del Rey
– Champions League
Not bad. pic.twitter.com/ZMV4W1G5HX
— SPORF (@Sporf) June 6, 2015