As the 2019 summer transfer window creaks open, we look back at the Premier League deals involving players that flopped.
A quick disclaimer first: we’re focusing on more recent transfers in the EPL. The ones that cost northwards of £24m (approx. AED 110m) to keep the list relatively current. So don’t expect to see super-flops such as Francis Jeffers (Arsenal) or Juan Sebastián Verón (Manchester United).
You’ll also notice a lot of the same teams popping up, too. Top six sides seem to love burning money on expensive benchwarmers.
From lowest to highest transfer fee, here’s a look at the Premier League’s 10 biggest transfer failures.