Following Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the quarter finals of the Champions League last night, the knives are out once again for Fernando Torres. The Spanish striker who cost Chelsea £50 million from Liverpool in January is still yet to score for the Blues and doesn’t look like doing so any time soon. So that begs the question, is Fernando Torres the biggest waste of money ever?
This is an accolade for which there is plenty of competition, including previous Chelsea signings for starters. This comes in the form of the likes of £30m man Andriy Shevchenko, while Man United can boast Juan Sebastian Veron at £28.1m and Man City spent £32.5m on Robinho. Liverpool fans will want to forget £17m they spent on Alberto Aquilani, while could the £35m spent on Andy Carroll be considered a waste in the future? As like Torres, the former Newcastle striker is still yet to score for his new club. A special mention also has to go to Winston Bogarde who was more than happy to take the £40,000 given to him by Chelsea.
The decision as to which player is the biggest waste of money ever was too difficult a one for a single man to make, so we’re opening it up to you. Who do you think has been the biggest waste of money ever? Vote now!