The phrase ‘panic buy’ is often used around this time of the year with clubs desperate to improve their squads in order to push themselves up the league table and satisfy the demanding fans. The likes of Liverpool and Chelsea done exactly that, this time last year and must have regretted it ever since with the likes of Torres and Carroll making little or no impact on their side after a desperate big money move.
However, every now and again a club pops up with a tidy piece of transfer business that may go unnoticed and will majorly affect the selling club in the long run. Far too often in modern day football owners or chaiman of a club may accept bids for key players just to try and make a quick buck, something that makes the January transfer window fascinating.
No doubt that every club has a player that they wish they had not sold, regardless of price. A player that they should have done everything in their power to keep, or simply just a player that was difficult to replace. Fans will often feel that they have sold a player ‘cheap’ unless it is too one of the top teams who may overpay for individuals, but a club always needs to get the most amount of money for a player as possible. Here is a look at the top ten poorly judged sales of recent times.
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