2. Paul Gascoigne to Manchester United
Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that missing out on one of the finest English talents of all time is one of his biggest regrets. Gazza had a fine season with Newcastle in 1988, winning the PFA Player of the Year award. The deal to get him to Manchester United was all but done, but as Gazza was heading to Manchester, Spurs got on the phone and made him a counter-offer that included a house for his parents in London. Thus the England star took the deal from Spurs and the rest is history.