This Day in History: 2023-01-02

Nr. 373


In December 1961, only four months after joining AC Milan from Chelsea, Jimmy Greaves arrived back in London to join Tottenham Hotspur for a record £99,999, a fee designed to avoid him becoming England’s first £100,000 footballer. «I concede that I made a mistake going to Milan in the first place,» said Greaves after arriving at White Hart Lane. «They were employing my feet, but I could not give them my heart.» While he never settled in Italy, it didn’t affect his form on the pitch and he still managed to score an impressive nine goals in 12 games.
Despite finding his feet quickly on the pitch in ltaly, Greaves never settled in Italy and was soon rescued by Tottenham Hotspur.