Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Then Real Madrid Sporting Director Jorge Valdano had to endure the ignominy on basing Real Madrid’s reason in not signing Gabriel Milito on a failed medical.
Real Zaragoza signed Milito, who not only played 151 games in four seasons but looked solid enough that Barcelona paid €18.5 million for his services.
In April 2010, Marca reported that Milito confronted Valdano for questioning his durability—Milito played 42 games for Barcelona in his first season.
A cruciate knee ligament injury, a thigh injury, a hamstring injury and a torn calf muscle later, Valdano had the last laugh.
Aly Cissokho failed his A.C. Milan medical, “passed” his Lyon medical, and so far hasn’t shown any evidence that he is a health risk.
Though the point of medicals are to predict future injuries, to access how much of a health risk this player could be for the club.
Liverpool would be wise to study the case of Milito and properly access if Cissokho is worth the punt, as opposed to blindly signing him because Lyon are requesting such a low transfer fee.