Who are the 5 worst big money transfers in the Premier League? This transfer season we have seen a lot of clubs trying to push out players who have failed to perform despite coming in with a huge price tag. Here at SportsRush we will look at the incomings that have disappointed the most.
Clubs this season chased several big names in an attempt to bolster their side. However, there was also an interesting trend of clubs trying to get rid of players. Players who came with big reputation and an equally huge price to boot. However, in the years since, they now have their reputations tarnished.
We here at SportsRush will attempt to answer a question that has come about as a fall out of this trend; Who are the 5 worst big money transfers in the Premier League? For this list, we will only consider players whose transfer involved at least one Premier League side. Therefore, players such as James Rodriguez and Kaka will not be considered.
Another thing to keep in mind is the players performance. Players such as Bale, who were phenomenal in the beginning before deteriorating and eventually losing their place will not be considered. Players whose entire career at the club has been termed a failure will be in the running for this list. With that out of the way let us now look at Who are the 5 worst big money transfers in the Premier League and its history.
Andy Carroll (Newcastle United to Liverpool)
With Fernando Torres on his way to Chelsea, Liverpool needed a striker to replace the outgoing star. The Reds decided to invest in 22-year old Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll. The purchase was made for £35 million. This made him the most expensive English footballer at the time.
With big spending comes big expectations and the young forward miserably failed to live up to them. He represented Liverpool in 58 matches across all competitions and managed to find the net a mere 11 times. In the Premier League, he scored a paltry 6 goals and was soon seen as a burden on the side. So much so that he was sold for £15 million to West Ham.
Fortunately for Liverpool, there was one other striker they had purchased on the same day they signed Carroll who proved to be a slightly better buy for the Reds. A certain Uruguayan by the name of Luis Suarez.