Often there are situations when a transfer to which the club had high hopes, turn into failure. “Euro-Football.”ru remembers some bad trades in the history of the English Premier League, when players stayed in new clubs more than one season for clubs has resulted in monetary loss.
Angel Di Maria (-12 million euros)
2014 – from real Madrid to Manchester United for 75 million euros.
2015 – from Manchester United to PSG for 63 million euros.
Perhaps the most resounding purchase of “Manchester United” in the days after the retirement of sir Alex Ferguson is angel Di Maria. In 2014, the year he won with real Madrid the Champions League and the national team of Argentina reached the world Cup final. All were confident that Di Maria will be a key player in the new “MU”, which began to build Louis van Gaal. However, angel was not able to adapt to English football. In 32 appearances for the red devils in all competitions, the Argentine has scored only 4 goals and made 12 assists. A year later Di Maria was moved to PSG for 63 million euros.
Nolito (-11 million euros)
2016 – from “salty” to Manchester city for 18 million euros.
2017 – from Manchester city to Sevilla for 7 million euros.
In 2016, the year Nolito could get back to Barcelona, but instead decided to go to Manchester city, where he reunited with Josep Guardiola. The path of Nolito at Albion started well – in the second Premier League match against Stoke city he scored twice. However, in the future English career Spanish winger was on a downward. He had little or no match practice and returned to La Liga. Manchester city have lost 11 million euros. And Nolito managed to complain to the English climate. “The complexion my daughter, that she lived in a cave,” – said the player.
Robbie Keane (-7,3 million euros)
2008 – from Tottenham to Liverpool for 24 million euros.
2009 – from Liverpool to Tottenham for 16.7 million euros.
To sell the striker for 24 million euros, and after seven months to return it for 16.7 million – a great recipe from Tottenham. In 2008, the year Rafael Benitez believed that a bunch of Robbie Keane and Fernando Torres help Liverpool to reach a new level and to fight for the title in the Premier League. Rate Spanish specialist played. In 28 games for the Reds CIN scored only 7 goals. In the end, he returned to North London and not within a year, and already in the middle of the season.
Davy Klaassen (of 13.5 million euros)
2017 – from Ajax to Everton for 27 million euros.
2017 – from Everton to Werder for 13.5 million euros.
Cool Davy was the captain of the Ajax get in 2017, the year before the Europa League final. Following this success, the Dutch midfielder went on to conquer the Premier League, having signed a contract with Everton. However, on Foggy Albion it is not succeeded. If the first case Davy was, more or less, after the dismissal of Ronald Koeman, the Dutchman has completely stopped in the composition. When Sam Allardyce cool played in the Premier League a total of only hour of the game in three matches. After a year in England, Davy moved to Werder Bremen. Everton have beaten off only half of the spent money.
Rolando Bianchi (-6 million euros)
2007 – from “Regina” to Manchester city for 13 million euros
2008 – from Manchester city to Torino for € 7 million
Rolando Bianchi is one of the Italian players who have not managed to establish itself in the Premier League. After moving to Manchester city in 2007-m to year Bianchi initially stable out on the field, but almost never scored (4 goals in 19 Premier League matches). But the Italian has time to criticize English culture, diet, and judges. Already in the middle of the season, Bianchi went on loan to Lazio, and the next summer in Torino on a permanent basis.
Chris Sutton (-5,5 million Euro)
1999 – from Blackburn to Chelsea for 15 million euros.
2000 – “Chelsea” “Barcelona” for 9.5 million euros.
In 1999, the year “Chelsea” has paid for Chris Sutton huge at that time 15 million euros. Due to the high expectations of the striker, who has previously won the Premier League in the “Blackburn” was under a lot of pressure. To cope with this pressure Sutton could not. In 35 games for the London team Chris scored only two goals. After a disappointing season Sutton went to Celtic, and Chelsea moved forward, which left the club a much larger footprint – Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink.