Mark Viduka first arrived in England when Leeds United signed him from Celtic in 2000.
The Australian spent four seasons with the Whites and in each of those seasons, the was the club’s top scorer in the Premier League and in all competitions.
After the end of the 2003/04 seasons, Leeds were relegated from the Premier League and they haven’t returned to the top flight club competition in England since then.
Leeds were struggling with financial difficulties in 2004 and Viduka was one of the players sold. He moved to Middlesbrough and after three years with Boro, he spent two seasons at Newcastle United before hanging up his boots in 2009.
During his time at Elland Road, Viduka caught the attention of other European clubs, particularly Inter Milan.
Andrea D’Amico has been working as a football agent and international intermediary for three decades and during an interview with TuttoB, he’s explained why Inter failed to take Viduka from Leeds.
“In 2004 we went to Leeds with Marco Branca [Inter’s then sporting director] to bring Viduka to Inter. Moratti liked him very much and at the time Mark was one of the top players in the Premier League. We could not find an agreement with the English club, who shot high. Too bad,” D’Amico said.