March 4, 1959
Liverpool wing-half Roy Saunders can claim today that he must be the first Soccer player to be sold in bed. And 26 year old Roy will not know until he reads this morning’s papers. Liverpool have not told him officially yet.
He was ill at home with flu yesterday when Liverpool agreed to pay Swansea Town £8,000 AND Saunders for 27 year old Wales centre Des Palmer.
Swansea manager Trevor Morris is waiting to go to Merseyside and ask Saunders: “Is it all right with you?”
If Saunders says “No,” promotion chasing Liverpool will pay Swansea an extra £6,000 to make it a straight £14,000 cash deal for Palmer, who once smacked a World Cup hat trick against East Germany.
(Daily Express: March 4, 1959)