Former Ghana striker Anthony Yeboah has revealed that German giants Bayern Munich failed to meet his demands in 1995, which prompted his move to Leeds United in the English Premier League.
Now 49, Yeboah became one of the first black players to appear in the Bundesliga in the 1990s, enjoying a breakthrough spell at Eintracht Frankfurt where he scored 68 goals in 123 appearances which led to an interest from the Bavarians.
“I was with my advisor Joachim Leukel in Munich [when Bayern Munich sought for my services],” Yeboah told Sport Bild.
“Actually, at the beginning, everything concerning the negotiations was going on fine, but then they offered £80,000 a year [and couldn't meet my price tag], so I signed for Leeds United,” he added.
Yeboah scored 32 goals for Leeds in 66 appearances, winning the club’s Player of the Year award in his second season. His strike against Wimbledon in the EPL was voted as BBC's Goal of the Season in the 1995–96 campaign.