10 of the worst ever signings in the January transfer window
Did they keep the receipt?
As is the norm, there hasn't been too much activity during the January transfer window so far but we fully expect things to pick up in the coming few weeks.
No Premier League manager will say that they're 100% happy with their squad which is why nearly every team will be linked with a few players as
Jim White deadline day approaches.
This being said, sometimes it's best to keep the chequebook closed. Take a look.
The details: Fiorentina to Chelsea for £23.3m.
The logic: Mourinho probably only bought him because he heard that Liverpool were also linked with the Colombian. Rarely has a player done less to gain a Premier League winner’s medal but he'll always have the memories of World Cup 2014 though.
The details: Anzhi to QPR for £12.5m
The logic: 'Arry Redknapp was looking for a tough, robust and strong centre-back that would lead his men in during a dogged relegation battle. Samba got paid. That's all.
The details: Heerenveen to Middlesbrough for £12.7m
The logic: Yakubu had left the Riverside and the Brazilian's goal scoring record in the Eredivisie was superb. Let's be kind to Alves and say that his form didn't exactly make him the most beloved Brazilian that's ever played on Teeside.
The details: Olympiakos to Fulham for £11m
The logic: 23 goals in 26 appearances for club and country that season. Magath. Fallout. Relegation. Loan. Bye.
The details: Real Madrid to Liverpool for £6.3million
The logic: His goals fired Monaco to the '03-'04 Champions League final - he was top scorer with 9 as Real Madrid/Chelsea fans will remember - as the Spanish striker rediscovered his best form after a frustrating spell on the sidelines atthe Bernabeu.
Still though, only 8 league goals in 41 matches during his stay at Anfield. Poor.
The details: Brescia to West Ham for £9m.
The logic: Everyone loved Gianfranco Zola during his tenure at Upton Park - he's such a nice bloke that he even brought tea to the journalists that were waiting outside of his house to talk to him after being sacked - but this is still one of the most WTF signings from a club that love their WTF transfers.
FYI, he has only scored one goal since leaving the Hammers.
The details: Rangers to Newcastle for £8m
The logic: Proof that being capped at international level really isn't all that it's cracked up to me.
Bramble & Bousmong > Ferdinand & Vidic.
The details: Crystal Palace to Man Utd for £10m, potentially rising to £15m
The logic: Fergie's last signing at Old Trafford was skillful, quick and pacy. His Man Utd career certainly ended quickly.
The Community Shield really was a false dawn.
The details: Liverpool to Chelsea for £50m
The logic: Remember when he was arguably the world's best striker? It's somewhat strange that his rotten spell at Chelsea coincided with the most successful period of his career.
It's far too easy to slate him, let's just reminisce.
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The details: Newcastle to Liverpool for £35m.
The logic: None, none whatsoever.