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Cole won the treble at Manchester United..

Top 5 biggest transfer swap deals - Winners and losers (6)

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Andy Cole for Keith Gillespie

In January 1995, Newcastle lost their key striker as Andy (or Andrew, depending on your preference) Cole was sold to Manchester United in exchange for £7 million and Northern Irish winger Keith Gillespie.

Such a move seemed to take the North East by surprise, with Cole having established a very promising reputation in front of goal at St. James' Park after joining from Football League outfit Bristol City.

WINNERS - MANCHESTER UNITED

No contest here, I'm afraid. Cole, who eventually retired from the game in 2008 after further spells with the likes of Blackburn, Fulham and Portsmouth, was a monumental success at Old Trafford - striking a fearsome partnership with Dwight Yorke as Manchester United dominated English football in the late 90s under Sir Alex Ferguson.

While Gillespie made over 100 appearances for the Toon in a three-year stint at the club, Cole was undoubtedly and unsurprisingly the better signing. Five Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a Champions League trophy are testimony to that.

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