The Mexican Hugo Sanchez he is one of the best players in the history of a club like him Real Madrid, but that story could be very different if in 1984 the Barcelona would not have thrown away the agreement that they already had with the Pentapichichi.
In chat with The beach bar, the ex-footballer mentioned that before starting what was his last season with the Atlético de Madrid, a delegation from Barça convinced him to enroll with the culé team.
“(Jose Luis) Nunez made an offer to hire me, but the price was too high, so nothing came of it, but they approached me José María Minguela and Joan Gaspart, they were at my house and we reached a verbal agreement in order to sign with Barcelona next season, “he said.
“I went on vacation and he calls me Joan Gaspart And he told me ‘the contract can no longer be made because Terry Venables (then DT of Barcelona) conoce a Steve Archibald and he doesn’t know you that much, prefers his countryman instead of you. I’m so sorry, ‘”he added.
The news did not diminish the spirit of the scorer emerged from Pumas, as he managed to mention to the Catalan manager that a year later it would cost him twice as much.
“The following year he approached Antonio Martin Marin (Merengue manager), he tells me ‘you are very interested in Real Madrid and we want to know if you are excited about going to Real Madrid‘”.
The possibility of joining the white box filled with expectations Hugowho after received an irrefutable offer of Barcelona, but the Aztec no longer changed his position and made it clear to Gaspart.
–Hugo, you were very right, we want to pay you what you want.
-Sorry, I’ve already reached a agreement with Real Madrid.
-Have you signed a contract? I make you a blank contract and I leave you a check so that you can put the amount that you want.
-I am sorry, I’m going with Real Madrid, I’m excited.
The Barça de Cruyff looked for him
“Then when I was to leave Real Madrid the emissaries of Barcelona to hire me after my golden age, but not anymore, not at this point anymore. “