Coutinho, discarded by Barcelona


The 'galactic' signings that became discards

Published:23/08/2019 - 15:25h

Updated:23/08/2019 - 16:11h

There are times that the big signings do not go as expected. In recent years, there are 'galactics' that have ended up being discarded and even ceded

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In the transfer market within the world of football, speculation has caused an impressive inflation of prices paid for player transfers. This increase in the value of the players has increased dramatically in recent months, reaching real barbarities for cracks.

However, paying a lot of money for a player is not always a guarantee of success. In recent years, some players who cost a lot of money and who arrived as superstars to their teams have ended up being discarded and even leaving assigned to other clubs in search of opportunities and recover sensations.

The most obvious and most shocking case is that of Philippe Coutinho, a player who arrived at Barça in 2018 in exchange for 135 million euros - being the most expensive footballer in culé history - and that a few months later became a discard of sports management and coaching staff. This summer, he left on loan to Bayern Munich in search of minutes, with the aim of recovering his best version.

The case is very similar to what happened years ago with James Rodriguez. Real Madrid paid the Monaco almost 90 million euros between the fixed and the variable part and the truth is that the player started working. However, the Colombian did not fall for Zinedine Zidane, who ended up discarding him. The Colombian ended up giving two years at Bayern and the Bavarians ruled out buying him. Now, again in Chamartín, his future is an unknown.

The next cases

Similar cases may still occur this summer. One of them is that of Neymar, who arrived at Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 as the most expensive signing in the history of football (222 million euros) and has now become a problem for the French club, which wants to get it out of on top and that even studies giving the Brazilian to another team.

Alexis Sánchez, the player with the fourth highest salary in the world does not fall into the plans of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and possibly leaves for Inter Milan transferred or with the freedom card. Not to mention a Gareth Bale who was close to leaving also ceded since Zidane did not want him when he returned to Real Madrid ... We will have to see how all his cases end.

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