13 transfers that were crazier than the Glen Johnson to Barcelona rumours

Do Barcelona really have Stoke City right-back and perennial figure of derision Glen Johnson in their sights?

Honestly, probably not. The international break is synonymous with outlandish transfer rumours because football writers – in the absence of the regular season – have little to keep them occupied. There’s more chance of Donald Trump becoming US president than there is of Johnson rock up at the Nou Camp… wait a minute.

OK, 2016 is clearly the year all conventional wisdom is thrown out of the window. Glen Johnson to Barcelona is perfectly possible, and if you’re still skeptical, how about these thirteen crazy transfers that actually happened? Like, in actual real life.

If Johnson does get the chance to play alongside Messi and co, just remember that Julien Faubert once laid on crosses for the legendary Raul.