Worst signings in the Premier League, with Liverpool and Arsenal flops included…
Top quality players come at a premier nowadays, but massive transfer fees don’t always guarantee success. Sometimes opening the cheque book pays off, with players like Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney taking the Premier League by storm after big money moves.
Occasionally managers get things horribly, horribly wrong, however, and these mistakes can prove extremely costly.
Mario Balotelli is looking like a contender after a woeful start to his Liverpool career, but which players have truly failed following Premier League moves?
Here are the 18 worst signings in Premier League history:
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18) Mario Balotelli – Inter Milan to Manchester City
The goalscoring record of the £22.5m man was not the worst, but his attitude and the problems he caused at the club made him a poor signing for the Premier League champions.