On this day: Sol Campbell joins Arsenal from arch-rivals Tottenham

    The England defender made the short journey throughout north London to sign up with Arsene Wenger’s side on a complimentary transfer.

    On this day in 2001, Sol Campbell crossed the north London divide as the England defender changed from Tottenham to Arsenal on a complimentary transfer.

    Here, the PA news company takes a look at other relocations made to arch competitors.

    Nick Barmby

    Barmby, left, joined Liverpool from Everton in July 2000 (Phil Noble/PA)

    Having actually invested 4 years at Everton, Barmby made the short journey throughout Stanley Park to sign up with Liverpool in July2000 The England midfielder went on to invest 2 seasons with the Reds, the first of which saw him assist them them win the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup– and score against the Toffees in a 3-1 win at Anfield.

    Luis Figo

    23-11-2002: a warm welcome. infant pig’s head tossed towards Luis Figo

    — AS English @ (@English_AS) April 16, 2014

    In the very same month as Barmby’s move, Portugal star Luis Figo, who would win the Ballon d’Or that year, left Barcelona to sign for Real Madrid for a then world-recordfee While he took pleasure in lots of success with Los Blancos, consisting of raising the Champions League, the disgust felt amongst Barca fans following the transfer was memorably shown by having a pig’s head tossed towards him while he prepared to take a corner at the Nou Camp.

    Rio Ferdinand

    Ferdinand joined Manchester United from Leeds for around ₤30 million, a record British transfer fee at the time (Gareth Copley/PA)

    After a spell of about a year-and-a-half with Leeds, which included a run to the Champions League semi-finals, Ferdinand joined their bitter competitors Manchester United in July 2002 for around ₤30 million, a record British transfer fee at the time. The England international ended up being a Red Devils great in a 12- year stint with the club that included 6 Premier League title victories and winning the European Cup in 2008.

    Harry Redknapp

    Redknapp was Southampton boss for a year in between stints with Portsmouth (Chris Ison/PA)

    Redknapp was implicated by Portsmouth director Terry Brady of betrayal when he left the club and ended up being manager of arch-rivals Southampton in late2004 He consequently invested a year in charge of the Saints, during which they were relegated from the Premier League, prior to resigning– and going back to Pompey.

    Carlos Tevez

    The well-known “Welcome to Manchester” Tevez poster (Dave Thompson/PA)

    Tevez’s move from Manchester United to the growing force that was Manchester City in July 2009 was notoriously saluted by the latter with a huge poster in the city including a picture of the Argentinian forward and the message”Welcome to Manchester” Having won the Premier League two times and the Champions League with United, he assisted City declare the FA Cup in 2011 and after that end up being top-flight champions a year later on.

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