Many of the hundreds of players that United are linked with every year end up moving to clubs that we're aware of and as soon as they have are replaced in the 'rumours' section by somebody else. But what about the others? The ones that don't go to City or Chelsea or Barcelona or Real Madrid? or whoever our rivals are? What about the players that basically just disappear off the big-league radar and then you hear something about years later? Here is an old transfer rumour from the summer of 2001: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/fo...Hofland-lined-up-as-Uniteds-priority-buy.html Kevin Hofland. Highly regarded young Dutch centre-back. I remember as I'm sure many of you will that we were heavily linked with him. But he didn't move to United that summer. He didn't move anywhere in fact, he stayed at PSV for another three years. When he did move it wasn't to a European giant. . . it was to Wolfsburg, then to Feyenoord. He is now retired at 33 and managing Cypriot club AEK Larnaca (after a playing spell at the club.) It just goes to show that not every 'top talent' that we are linked with goes on to have as great of a career as they're expected to. Can anybody think of any similar cases or players that we were linked with a big move for who went completely off the radar in the years after? (Kieron Dyer is one, but since he continued playing in England for years after he was linked with us he stayed in most people's consciousness).