Tony Yeboah explains how he rejected Bayern Munich for Leeds United

The cult hero was offered more money by the Yorkshire club 21 years ago.

The word legend is overused in football these days so perhaps it is fair to instead call former Leeds United striker Tony Yeboah a cult hero at Elland Road.

The Ghanaian was signed from Eintracht Frankfurt in 1995 in a deal worth around £3.4 million, according to The Independent.

He was only with the club for two seasons before falling foul of George Graham and being shipped off to Hamburg but he made quite an impact. He scored 32 goals in 66 league games for the club but it was for other reasons he was a cult hero. His stunning goals against Liverpool and Wimbledon and his love for Yorkshire Puddings among them.

But as he has revealed this week he could have instead headed to Bayern Munich back in 1995 instead.

Speaking to SportBild, as relayed by Sport Witness, Yeboah had the chance to join Bayern that summer but instead decided on Leeds – as they could offer him more money:

"I was with my advisor Joachim Leukel in Munich. Actually, at the beginning everything was going fine, but then they offered 200,000 German marks (€100,000, a year), so I signed for Leeds United.”

Nowadays of course the thought of Leeds being able to afford more cash than the mighty Bayern Munich is laughable.

Yeboah went on to play for Hamburg and Al-Ittihad before retiring from playing in 2002.

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