On Deadline Day in 2006, one of the most controversial transfer stories of all time materialised as Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano joined West Ham United.
The South American duo were two of the most promising stars in the Brazilian league and left Corinthians to join Alan Pardew's side, before going on to achieve greatness with some of Europe's elite.
The deal was showered with controversy due to the illegalities of the transfer, and West Ham were fined for breaching third-party ownership rules rather than being deducted points, much to the dismay of Sheffield United who were relegated instead.
Although Tevez went on to become one of the Premier League's best strikers with Manchester City and Manchester United, West Ham legend Bobby Zamora admitted he had no idea who the striker was at the time.
Zamora was at West Ham when the pair joined, but told talkSport he was just as shocked as the rest of the world: "It was so, so strange. Pretty much everybody, even you guys, and any of the press that knew nothing about it.
"(They) Just turned up, by the way boys we've got two new signings, Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano. We were like, okay."
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The former West Ham forward then revealed that he had no idea who they were: "To be honest me, I'm not a football stat-o. In terms of football in South America, or anything like that, who's who, no idea.
"These two turned up, found out a little bit about them, come in for their first training session, oh they've got a little bit, okay what have they done? They've got Olympic gold medals."
Tevez helped West Ham stay in the Premier League that season despite the controversial circumstances, and then joined Manchester United the following season.
The Argentine made up a fearsome attack with Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, and won the Champions League with United during his first season at Old Trafford, scoring the first spot-kick in their dramatic penalty shootout success against Chelsea in the final.
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