Premier League clubs spend millions on bringing the best talents in world football to England – but it does not always work out.
Premier League clubs have completed some bargain transfer deals over the years.
Manchester United’s £12million deal for Cristiano Ronaldo and Tottenham signing Gareth Bale for £10million spring to mind.
While rising stars such as Wolves’ Adama Traore, who moved from Middlesbrough in 2018 for £18m, has been linked with moves to clubs such as Arsenal for his performances since breaking through.
But there’s also been plenty of transfers which are remembered for the wrong reasons.
Daily Star Sport taken a look at the worst transfer moves in Premier League history and listed 10 of them below…
Paulinho to Tottenham
The highlight of the Brazilian’s two years in the Premier League came at Turf Moor, where he hilariously screwed a shot wide from distance.
It’s a moment which has been captured in GIF form and is widely expected to feature in Premier League blooper videos of the future.
Paulinho’s career has taken off since he quit Spurs for Chinese club Guangzhou though and he even earned a £36million transfer to Barcelona in 2017.
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa to Fulham
A promoted team who dares to splash the cash on little known players from around Europe will forever be known as ‘doing a Fulham’ from now on.
Anguissa – a £30million signing from Marseille – was Fulham’s marquee summer arrival in 2018. He made 22 appearances as Fulham went down with just 26 points and an embarrassing defensive record.
Danny Drinkwater to Chelsea
Chelsea’s transfer deals have been rather hit and miss under Roman Abramovich, with Drinkwater certainly falling into the latter category.
Drinkwater, who won the Premier League with Leicester, joined Chelsea for £35million but he’s only made five league starts for the…