Football transfer season is a funny time for everyone involved. Speculation is rampant and fans all over the world often beg their clubs to spend big money to acquire a superstar. But not all transfers turn out that way. Often their are massive transfer flops which turn out to be huge mistakes by the club. So here are a few of the biggest transfer flops of all time.
5) Andy Carroll – 35 million – Newcastle to Liverpool
Liverpool had just sold Fernando Torres to Chelsea in a huge deal and had a lot of money to spare. They thought to replacing Torres immediately and they sought out Andy Carroll.
Carroll was having a fine season at Newcastle and many thought that he was future English star in the making. Unfortunately his time at Liverpool did not go as planned. He was injured for the most part and then when he did play, he never managed to light up Anfield.
Liverpool fans often wish that Torres was never sold because that would also have meant that Carroll would never have come to Liverpool and become one of the biggest transfer flops of all time!