Eight summer transfers that simply haven’t worked out just yet.
The 2014 summer transfer window has now been shut for more than a month, meaning that it is time for clubs to reflect on their business and how well the wheeling and dealing has worked out.
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Whilst plenty of transfers have caught the eye as bargains or wonderful finds, others haven’t gone quite so well – we believe that, given the opportunity, these eight players would never have been signed by their Premier League clubs:
Dejan Lovren (Liverpool)
It was clear that Liverpool needed a big signing at the back, someone who was able to galvanise a leaky defence and, so far at least, the £20m that the Reds spent on centre back Dejan Lovren from Southampton has not proven to be a shrewd investment. We imagine that, given another shot, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers would place his defensive chips elsewhere.