Royal Antwerp star Didier Lamkel Ze definitely put a deal of time and resources into his attempt to push through a move this month as transfer stunts go.
Greek giants Panathinaikos officially want the Cameroon international and the player is clearly bent on making it happen.
And, in an ambitious effort to push through a move, the 24-year-old ace, wearing the purple strip of Antwerp’s Belgian rivals Anderlecht, bizarrely registered for the training.
Unsurprisingly, the striker was denied entry inside the training HQ of the club, with security forces barricading the doors as he tried to gain access.
The striker, who displayed the name of Yannick Bolasie on the back of his jersey, desperately tried to pull the doors open, but two security personnel stopped him from doing so.
And it’s not the first time a footballer like this has pulled off a stunt.
The striker was forced to apologize to Antwerp this week after showing up in a Germinal Beerschot shirt for training on Tuesday.
I would like to apologize to the club and to the fans of Antwerp, for they are magnificent and wonderful supporters, because they have always helped me.
If this is how I reacted, it’s because my head was elsewhere.
For me, it wasn’t easy. I really, really want to apologize for this gesture. I don’t forget my locker room teammates, the technical staff who have helped me since I arrived here, either.
I have the club at my side if the new coach needs me. I expect to see those supporters on the pitch very soon. ”
Lamkel Ze spent two years with Antwerp and, in all competitions, contributed 11 goals and nine assists.
Peter Odemwingie is not the first footballer to be involved in a hilarious transfer stunt, infamously showing up to the training ground for QPR only for the move to fall through.