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The most shocking football transfers ever

The transfer window sometimes overshadows the actual football these days, but the following deals understandably made everyone sit up and take notice.

Presenting the 32 most shocking transfers in the history of the game…

32. Al-Saddi Gaddafi, Al-Ittihad Tripoli to Perugia 

Al Saddi Gaddafi

Al Saddi Gaddafi (Image credit: Getty Images)

The son of the then-Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Al-Saddi owed his role as captain of the national team to nepotism. Having previously been rejected by a Maltese club, Gaddafi was snapped up by Perugia to all-round astonishment. 

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