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Serie A's Bottom Club Attempted To Pull Off Two Incredible Free Transfers

Serie A's Bottom Club Attempted To Pull Off Two Incredible Free Transfers

Lurched at the foot of the Serie A table after winning just two games and collecting a meagre seven points in the Italian top flight, Benevento sought after getting some reinforcements in during the January window.

But given they are the minnows of the league, with a small budget and the fact that the majority of their squad are loanees, they were restricted in who they could target.

Thus, they signed former Spurs midfielder Sandro on loan from Turkish outfit Antalyaspor and dipped into the free agents market by signing Bacary Sagna, who had been without a club since his release from Manchester City in the summer.

The transfer that never were XI:

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However, as per Gianluca Di Marzio, it's emerged that Benevento also made moves to well and truly get the band back together, having attempted to sign Sagna's former teammates Samir Nasri and Alex Song for free.


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Nasri's stint with Antalyaspor was cut short after his contract was terminated after just five months, making him a free agent.

Song, another former Arsenal player, was released by Russian side Rubin Kazan after joining from Barcelona in the summer. He has been training with Arsene Wenger's side but solely for fitness reasons.

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Because both players are without a club, Benevento would still be able to sign the experienced pair outside of the transfer window.

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However, it's believed that they failed in their pursuits of both Nasri and Song and they likely won't be heading to the Campania club.

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But we really, really hope they still try and go for them because it would be the greatest trio of free transfers in football history. No doubts about it.

Featured Image Credit: Benevento Calcio

Topics: Samir Nasri, Football, Serie A, Transfers, Alex Song, Arsenal, Transfer news

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