Former Milan striker Jimmy Greaves has died at the age of 81, having a brief but memorable spell in the Rossoneri jersey.
The England international moved to Italy in July 1960 from Chelsea for a then-fee of £80,000, but the experience was ill-fated from the start.
Reports at the time suggested Greaves tried to pull out of the transfer even before he had completed the move.
He clashed with the strict rules of coach Nereo Rocco and what the English would then consider an extreme training regime.
Despite scoring nine goals in 13 appearances for the club, Greaves was unhappy and sold to Tottenham Hotspur just five months later.
He would be part of England’s 1966 World Cup winning squad.
Greaves went on to represent West Ham United, Brentwood, Chelsmford, Barnet and Woodford Town before his retirement in 1980.
He became a legend to a whole other generation of British football fans as a television pundit alongside his good friend Ian St John.
One of the greats of English football.
Jimmy Greaves’ goalscoring record is staggering. pic.twitter.com/Hq5I9Dv6TG
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 19, 2021