Transfer Tales: How Hughes ended up at Bayern Munich

The Welshman, who played for the Reds in two periods from 1983-1986 and 1988-1995, recently told UTD Podcast all about his time on loan in the Bundesliga with German giants Bayern.

The season before, Sparky had made the move from United to Barcelona but it did not work out perfectly for the centre-forward in Spain. After one term at the Nou Camp, he was looking for a move away from the Catalan club.

“Well, United said that they wanted to bring me back,” Hughes told the UTD Podcast before he explained why he had to take a detour before he could return to Old Trafford.

“But I had an issue, a tax situation where I needed to be out of the country for a full tax year, which I hadn’t been. So they said, ‘Okay, well, we’ll get you at the end of the season’, which obviously helped me financially.

“So I knew that United were waiting to sign me at the end of the season, but I needed to go somewhere to play because I was desperate to play. I’d lost my place in in the Barcelona team because they could only have two foreign players. So they replaced me and I couldn’t play.”

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