Radamel Falcao has been reduced to playing with the Manchester United academy side as his nightmare season with the Red Devils winds towards its inevitable conclusion – Louis van Gaal refusing to pay the £43.5m required to keep him and sending him back to Monaco.
It’s easy to forget that the Colombian was an incredible player in his prime – scoring goals for fun while playing for the likes of Porto and Atletico Madrid. Over the years, some players just haven’t taken to life in the Premier League, such as the ten stars in the list below…
10) Lukas Podolski (Arsenal)
The experienced German international has scored 47 goals in 121 games for his country, but has never truly settled at a ‘major club’. His spell at Arsenal certainly ended in disappointment, while he’s faired little better in Munich or Milan.
9) Diego Forlan (Manchester United)
Forlan scored just ten goals in 63 Premier League appearances between 2002 and 2004, but proceeded to enjoy an excellent career in Spain, impressing for both Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, even winning the European Golden Shoe award in 2005 and 2009.