Every Premier League club has a player or two who do very little on the pitch but still get paid handsomely for their minimal contribution. Manager’s will have brought them to the club with the hope of them becoming the next best thing, luring them in with top wages in order to secure their signature.
The infamous Winston Bogarde, the former Barcelona and AC Milan defender who joined Chelsea on a four year deal reportedly worth £8m in 2004, said: “’This world is about money, so when you are offered those millions you take them. Few people will ever earn so many. I am one of the few fortunate’s who do. I may be one of the worst buys in the history of the Premiership, but I don’t care’.
Not exactly doing much to warm the hearts of Chelsea fans, Bogarde went on to honour the rest of his contract, training ever day but never making another appearance for the club and collecting an estimated £8m for his (non) efforts.
This is a list of top ten players who similarly to Winston’s Bogarde, recent contribution amounts to as much as turning up to training or occasionally slipping on the team’s shirt before drifting back to the shadows. They are happy to pick up their undeserved pay slip while they sit on the bench or the injury table, giving nothing back for to their club.
So this is where we expose them for what they really are…money draining leeches who most fans would love to see leave their clubs. Maybe during the upcoming season they will actually contribute something although I am not holding my breath…….
Click on greedy ‘ol Winston to see the top ten players that rarely deserve their high weekly pay check.