Oops! Asamoah Gyan, other football stars who failed their medical

Asamoah Gyan

Here are a list of football stars whose transfer moves fell through because they failed their medical.

Football transfer is almost always the last hurdle for players who are seeking to move from one club to another. Most of the time, these players pass and make it seem like a routine formality they have to go through.

But there’s been circumstances where deals have actually broke down because players failed their medical.

Ghana international Asamoah Gyan is the latest victim of the no so common medical failures in football. But he’s not alone. Other world stars have also failed their medical.

Here are top football stars whose transfer deals fell through because they failed their medical:

Asamoah Gyan


Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan’s move to Reading FC has fell through after the player failed his medical at the English Championship club.

According to getreading.co.uk, Gyan who was put through his paces on Monday did not prove enough fitness that would see him through eight weeks of Championship football.

The 30-year-old who confirmed to Sky Sports News HQ that he and his representatives were looking at transfer offers in England currently plays for Chinese Super League team Shanghai SIPG.

SEE ALSO:Asamoah Gyan fails Reading medical

Victor Valdes


The goalkeeper performed so well for Barcelona during his days in the Spanish La Liga. The Spain international who became a free agent after his days with the La Liga champions failed his medical at AS Monaco which led to his transfer move to the French Ligue 1 breaking down.

Demba Ba


This was one of the hottest transfer news considering how it panned out. Stoke City could have been the club to sign Demba Ba for the English Premier League. However, the deal broke down after the Senegal international failed a medical at the Britania Staduim.

Demba Ba still completed his transfer move from Hoffenheim to England, joining West Ham United. The player scored seven goals in 12 appearances before moving on to Newcastle United.

Ruud van Nistelrooy


One of the most prolific strikers to have played for Manchester United. Prior to him completing a transfer move to Manchester United, Ruud van Nistelrooy had a year early failed his medical with the Old Trafford club.

The Dutchman was unfit as he was recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury he suffered weeks before his medial. Van Nistelrooy joined Manchester United on a then British record transfer fee a year later from PSV.

READ ALSO:Asamoah Gyan says no one can stop him from serving Ghana

Loic Remy


Loic Remy was destined to play for Liverpool until he failed to cross the final hurdle, a football medical.

The France international’s transfer move from Queens Park Rangers to Liverpool fell through. The player however said the claims from Liverpool were not ‘very honest’.

English Premier League club Chelsea came to the rescue for Remy who has now joined Crystal Palace.


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