Top 10 Worst Transfers in Football History

From Christian Benteke to Liverpool FC and Radamel Falcao to Manchester United FC, there have been many terrible football transfers. Here are the top 10 worst transfers in football history.
The Top Ten
1 Fernando Torres to Chelsea FC from Liverpool FC for £50 million

After spending 5 successful years at Liverpool FC., Chelsea FC were interested in the spaniard and paid Liverpool FC a whopping £50 million. But after joining Chelsea FC, Fernando Torres' progress instantly declined. Despite winning the UEFA Champions League in 2012 and UEFA Europa league in 2013 with Chelsea FC, he was still a terrible player for the club. He eventually ended up making a permanent move to Italian club AC Milan and then soon after, making a permant move to Spanish club Atletico Madrid FC which is the team he currently plays for.

2 Ángel Di Maria to Manchester United FC from Real Madrid FC for £60 million

After winning the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid FC in 2014, Ángel Di Maria attracted the interest of Manchester United FC and the English club paid a whopping £60 million for the Argentine man but Di Maria soon became a bit of a failure at Manchester United FC and soon after, he was bought by French club P.S.G FC which is the team that he plays for now.

3 Andy Carroll to Liverpool FC from Newcastle United FC for £35 million

After spending many successful years at Newcastle United FC, Andy Carroll moved to Liverpool FC in 2011 for £35 million. But the transfer was a disaster for Liverpool FC. He only netted a few goals here and there and he was a very injury prone player. He was eventually sold to London club, West Ham United FC which is the club he currently plays for.

4 Christian Benteke to Liverpool FC from Aston Villa FC for £30 million

After having a successful time at Aston Villa FC and earning himself a reputation of a tough man who can score lots of goals, Liverpool FC were interested in him and paid £30 million for the Belgian man. At first, Benteke was scoring quite a few goals and even got a few wonder goals but his progress soon declined dramatically. He soon ended up just becoming a bench warmer and he eventually got sold to Crystal Palace FC for £30 million and he still plays for them now. So at least Liverpool FC got all their money back.

5 Zlatan Ibrahimovic to FC Barcelona from Inter Milan FC for £46 million

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be a world class pure but his career isn't perfect. After having quite a successful time at Inter Milan FC, Ibrahimovic joined FC Barcelona for £46 million but the transfer was a bit of a disaster. He didn't get much playing time and with good reason because, at the time, at FC Barcelona there were the likes Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry, David Villa, Pedro, Bojan and more, there wasn't really going to be much room for zlatan Ibrahimovic too. When he did play, he was quite disappointing and he was eventually sold to AC Milan. Since then, he has also played for P.S.G FC and Manchester United FC.

6 Demytro Chygrynskiy to FC Barcelona from Shaktar Donetsk FC for £25 million

After having a successful time at Ukranian team, Shaktar Donetsk FC, Barcelona FC became interested in the Ukranian and they paid Shaktar Donetsk FC £25 million. But Barcelona FC definitely didn't get their money's worth and they sold Chygrynskiy soon after.

7 Philippe Coutinho to FC Barcelona from Liverpool FC

He sucked and with his fee, Liverpool bought Allison And Van Dijk

8 Asier Illarramendi to Real Madrid FC from Real Sociedad FC for £32 million

When Illarramendi moved to Real Madrid FC for £32 million in 2013, he was meant to be a big signing for the club that would play along the likes of Gareth Bale and Isco. But he was a bit of a disaster at Real Madrid FC. He didn't get much playing time because of the likes of Gareth Bale, Isco, Mesut Özil and Ángel Di Maria. When he did play, he was very disappointing and hence why he was just a bench warmer for most of his time at Real Madrid FC. After just spending one season at Real Madrid FC, he was sold to Valencia FC which is the club he still currently plays for.

9 Mario Götze to FC Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund FC for £37 million

After a very successful time at German club Borussia Dortmund FC, he was bought by their rivals FC Bayern Munich in 2014 for £37 million, to replace Toni Kroos, and he was set to be a huge player at the German club. He spent two years at the German club and in that time he won two Bundesliga titles as well as the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014 with the Germany national team. But he was never really a first team regular at FC Bayern Munich because of the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Xabi Alonso. After spending two quite unsuccessful years at FC Bayern Munich, he was returned to his former club Borussia Dortmund FC in 2016 and he still pays for them now.

10 Radamel Falcao to Manchester United FC from AS Monaco on loan

After an average season at French club AS Monaco, Radamel Falcao went on loan to Manchester United FC in 2014 with a possible future transfer fee of £50 million. But he was just a disaster at Manchester United FC. He spent most of his time there just sitting on the sub bench and with good reason because when he did play, he just couldn't find the back of the net. Manchester United FC ended up paying no transfer fee for Radamel Falcao and the Colombian man only spent one season there. After that, he was soon bought by Chelsea FC in 2015 and he only spent one season there too. In 2016, he returned to AS Monaco and he still plays there today and he has regained some of his good form since then.

The Contenders
11 Juan Sebastián Veron to Manchester United FC from Lazio FC for £28 million

Retired manager Sir Alex Ferguson is known as a legend at Manchester United FC and he doesn't make many mistakes but when he does, there certainly big mistakes. A big mistake he made was when he decided to buy Juan Sebastián Veron from Lazio FC for £28 million. He was expected to be a huge Ayer at the club but instead he was just an average player and after spending two seasons at Manchester United FC, he was sold to Inter Milan FC and he was there long enough to win the UEFA Champions League with them in 2010.

12 Eden Hazard to Real Madrid C.F from Chelsea London F.C for £100 million
13 Ali Dia from to Southampton FC from Blyth Spartans FC
14 Cristiano Ronaldo to Al-Nassr FC from Manchester-United
15 Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan from Manchester United
16 Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United from Arsenal
17 Carlos Tevez to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC from Club Atlético Boca Juniors for £40 million
18 Sergio Agüero to Barcelona from Manchester City
19 Andriy Shevchenko to Chelsea from AC Milan
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