Neymar, Coutinho and Hazard, three of the most ruinous signings in history


Is Hazard the worst signing? The 10 most ruinous operations in history

Published:4/06/2023 - 09:41h

Updated:4/06/2023 - 09:41h

The departure of Eden Hazard from Real Madrid gives rise to a special review of the most ruinous signings in the history of European football. The FC Barcelona has several fiascos in the list, to the equal that the Chelsea and the Manchester United

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In the world of the football, the individual quality and the traspasos millionaire no always result a winning formula. In fact, in the last 20 years the fiascos associated to signings 'galactic' have been increasingly frequent, with the Premier League leading the list of millions wasted. No in vain, Chelsea already was able to spend more than 600 'kilos' this season to finish doing the ridiculous to domestic level and European. To continuation, review the most expensive signings that finish being a total fiasco in all sense.

Hazard And Jovic, the ruin of the Madrid from 2019

In the summer of 2019, Florentino Pérez wanted to recompensar to Zinedine Zidane by his return to the bench 'merengue' with two reinforcements that ilusionaron to the fans madridista. The 'White House' paid to Chelsea €117m by Eden Hazard and other €63m to the Eintracht Frankfurt by Luka Jovic. Both had shined in the Europe League this year and were a total disappointment for the club. Jovic Left the summer happened to the Fiorentina free and Hazard finish to terminate his agreement after four marked seasons by his regrettable physical state. 180 million euros to the rubbish.

The Barça had the his with Coutinho and Griezmann

For the management of Josep Bartomeu, the signings of Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann finished of dinamitar the financial crisis of a Barça that despilfarró money to the utmost between 2015 and 2020. 'Cou' Arrived in 2018 in return of €135m pertinent of the Liverpool and never could settle in the XI culé. At the end, Joan Laporta did not have more remedy that traspasarle to the Aston Villa the year gone through only 20 'kilos' after the Brazilian, even, gave the taste to humiliate to the club while it was yielded in the Bayern in 2020. Griezmann, by his part, cost 120 millions in 2019 and, after two very toneless seasons, finish returning yielded to the Athletic of Madrid, club that recovered him officially in 2022 by alone €20m

The Athletic neither saves with Joao Félix

Although the 'colchoneros' closed a round business with the traspaso of Antoine to the Barça, all the money obtained by the sale of the Frenchman was to give to the arks of the Benfica. In the summer of 2019, the Aleti accepted to pay to the lusos 126 million euros by Joao Félix. The Portuguese extreme never shined in the Metropolitan and this year left yielded to Chelsea by six months. In summer, the luso has to look for team again, since Diego Simeone does not take him into account for the 23/24.

Lukaku And Morata, big fiascos of Chelsea

The list of fiascos for Chelsea in the market is very extensive (Shevchenko, Ballack, Fernando Torres...), but the two traspasos more recent that finish being dilapidated in Stamford Bridge were the ones of Álvaro Morata (2017) and Romelu Lukaku (2021). The Spanish cost €66m and, after two years without convincing, left yielded to the Athletic of Madrid in 2019. The 'colchoneros' finish buying him in 2020 by 35 'kilos'. Instead, Lukaku cost €115m and a year later returned to the Inter to loan. The list of fiascos 'blues' can add several names after the last market (Mudryk, Enzo Fernández), but to the managerial londinense little matters him follow spending money.

To the United could not go him worse with Maguire and Pogba

For the 'network devils', the last decade has been particularly hard by two factors: the bad signings and the big moment of the Manchester City. The fiascos to level of market have been numerous in the last lusto (Martial, Fred, Gave María...), but the most striking are, definitely, Paul Pogba and Harry Maguire. The Frenchman cost 105 'kilos' in 2015 and returned free to the Juventus the year happened after playing very little the two last years of his agreement by injuries and personal problems. Maguire, by his part, left 87M in the arks of the Leicester in 2019 and, since, his bajón sportive has been deafening. To the list can add in brief the Brazilian Antony, the one who cost 95 'kilos' the past year.

Neymar Began the ruin of the project qatarí in the PSG

For Paris Saint-Germain, the arrival of Neymar in 2017 supposed a hit of authority that confirmed his economic power. The emirate qatarí credited the clause of the Brazilian (222 million euros) to the Barça, converting him by far in the most expensive signing of the history. However, from his arrival, the alone club has added frustrations in Europe and the continuous injuries, beside his controversial social life, have separated him of his best level year to year in the decisive stretch of the season (except in the 19/20), by which Nasser To the-Khelaïfi will look for to undo of him this summer.

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