Originally Posted by redandwhiterob
Can any of the older lads remember much about this transfer and the events leading up to it, was only 17yo or so at the time and remember very little about it tbh.
Was there much talk of Marco going beforehand and was there many clubs rumoured to be interested in him, was his eventual destination Palace a club that was getting mooted about as wanting him.
Also about the fee, was this type of fee expected. Looking back now seems a massive amount that Palace paid. IIRC there was not many bigger fees that had been paid by a British club for a player
Am I right in thinking Place had just sold Arsenal Ian Wright for £2.5 million
spot on and marco was bought as his natural replacement
didn't work out and he was soon shipped out to derby for 1 million.
i was devestated at the time but we brought in don goodman soon after so i had another hero to worship
i think i was 16 when he left