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From Sparta Rotterdam to West Ham United for £1 million (1995)
Harry Redknapp signed some fascinating personas during his time at West Ham United.
Paulo Futre comes to mind because the Portuguese international refused to play for Redknapp unless his assigned number (16) was changed to number 10.
Florin Răducioiu is another one, as he once decided to go shopping instead of playing for West Ham.
But Marco Boogers is the most fascinating of all.
After being sent off for basically assaulting Gary Neville, Boogers went on leave, and it was rumoured that he was living in a caravan.
The media had sourced from West Ham PA announcer Bill Prosser:
Marco was depressed after being sent off in his second appearance for West Ham at Old Trafford and disappeared for a few days. If he has gone back to Holland, he's probably gone by car again.
A journalist inaccurately quoted Prosser as stating that Boogers had gone to his caravan.
Now, it would be odd that a professional Premier League footballer would be living in a caravan.
Given the mystery surrounding Boogers, the uncouth look he had, and his red card—the media just ran with the story.