Barcelona could have signed Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra earlier in his career for a staggering 4,000 quid!

That's the fee his agent was happy to take for the then Nice defender.

Evra wasn't seeing eye-to-eye with his coach at Nice and was eager to move on. His agent at the time tipped off Barca and was ready to deliver him on a free transfer.

The agent was just seeking €6,000 for his work - yet Barca decided to turn the deal down.

He was later signed by AS Monaco and helped them to the Champions League final.

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