10 Things (Other Than Money) Used To Purchase Footballers
10. John Barnes - Football Kits
The Transfer: Sudbury Court (Englang) to Watford (England). The Year: 1981. The Fee: A set of football kits. John Barnes may have gone on to become a highly-decorated star of top flight football and one of England's best players of the last thirty years (remember that goal against Brazil?), but his transition into the professional game was an extremely modest one. Prior to getting his biggest break with Liverpool, playing for England at World Cups and turning out for the likes of Newcastle United and Celtic, the Jamaican-born left winger plied his trade at Watford. The Hornets from Vicarage Roach brought Barnes in from non-league Sudbury Court - in exchange for a new set of strips for the Middlesex League club.