The curious career of Julio Baptista: Sevilla star to Real & Arsenal outcast

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The curious career of Julio Baptista: Sevilla star to Real & Arsenal outcast

Julio Baptista was perhaps one of the last major examples of a bygone era of football transfer hype.

There were no YouTube compilations entitled: ‘Julio Baptista – Welcome to [insert club name here] – Skills and Goals [fire emoji].’ There was no flood of tweets speculating about his next destination or Reddit thread discussing how he might fit in tactically at different clubs.

But if you scoured the net and football magazines for stories from outside of the British Isles in 2004 or 2005, you had definitely read about Baptista – and you probably wanted your team to sign him. He was scoring for fun for Sevilla and was the must-have new star of European football.

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