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Each Premier League Team's Worst Signing Has Been Named

Each Premier League Team's Worst Signing Has Been Named

Premier League clubs have all made some terrible mistakes when it comes to the transfer window, but what exactly are the worst mistakes they've made?

We all get our excited when our team signs a new player, especially when big money is spent and big names come in, but for many reasons those deals don't always work out.

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Every club has that one transfer that's worse than all the others and the Daily Mail have listed each team currently in the top tier in England's worst deal in the Premier League era.

Arsenal - Francis Jeffers (£8 million from Everton, 2001)

Aston Villa - Bosko Balaban (£5.8 million from Dinamo Zagreb, 2001)

Bournemouth- Jordon Ibe (£15 million from Liverpool, 2016)

Brighton - Jurgen Locadia (£14 million from PSV, 2018)

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Burnley - Ben Gibson (£15 million from Middlesbrough, 2018)

Chelsea - Fernando Torres (£50 million from Liverpool, 2011)

Torres's move to the Blues didn't work out at all. Image: PA Images
Torres's move to the Blues didn't work out at all. Image: PA Images

Crystal Palace - Alexander Sorloth (£9 million from FC Midtjylland, 2018)

Everton - Davy Klaassen (£23.6 million from Ajax, 2017)

Leicester City - Ade Akinbiyi (£5.5 million from Wolves, 2000)

Liverpool - El Hadji Diouf (£10 million from Lens, 2002)

Manchester City - Wilfried Bony (£25 million from Swansea City, 2015)

Manchester United - Alexis Sanchez (Swap with Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Arsenal, 2018)

Newcastle United - Michael Owen (£18 million from Real Madrid, 2005)

Norwich City - Ricky van Wolfswinkel (£8 million from Sporting, 2013)

Sheffield United - Geoff Horsfield (£1.2 million from West Brom, 2006)

Southampton - Dani Osvaldo (£15 million from Roma, 2013)

Tottenham - Roberto Soldado (£26 million from Sevilla, 2013)

Soldado was part of the group of players to replace Gareth Bale. Image: PA Images
Soldado was part of the group of players to replace Gareth Bale. Image: PA Images

Watford - Steve Kabba (£750,000 from Sheffield united, 2007)

West Ham - Benni McCarthy (£2.3 million from Blackburn Rovers, 2010)

Wolves - Roger Johnson (£7 million from Birmingham City, 2011)

It's quite impressive how many of the transfers were record fees for the club, at least at the time, with Fernando Torres' £50 million move to Chelsea jumping out as one of the obvious bad transfers.

The Spaniard's form had already dropped off at Liverpool when he move to Stamford Bridge, where he was replaced by £35 million Andy Carroll (which seems a worse deal than El Hadji Diouf), and things didn't improve in west London.

Newcastle took over 13 years to break their record after signing Michael Owen, when they finally signed Miguel Almiron in January 2019.

Six months later they broke their record again to sign Joelinton and the striker could himself take over from Owen as the club's worst piece of business.

Which transfer do you think deserves to be on the list that isn't? Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Manchester City, Spurs, Liverpool, Football News, Chelsea, Manchester United, Transfer stories, Alexis Sanchez, Premier League, Fernando Torres, Arsenal, Michael Owen, Transfer news, Transfer reports

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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