So Angel Di Maria’s nightmare spell at Manchester United came to an end yesterday as he officially agreed his switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
The Argentina international only arrived at Old Trafford for British record transfer fee last summer, but just 12 months later he’s been shipped out for a bunch of new faces.
So it got us thinking about other players who have arrived in the Premier League (or been involved in a huge transfer deal) with a huge reputation to live up to, only to flop monumentally as they struggled to live up justify the fee the club paid for them,
There have hundreds of these kinds of deals over the years. Some have been high profile, others have managed to slip under the radar. But fans never forget, do they? All that hype surrounding their club’s new £30m man is always going to crash and burn once he fails to score a single goal in his first 20 appearances. Oh the shame, the frustration!
So below we’ve blacked out eight players who we feel are deserving of being labelled ‘big money flops’ by fans and pundits alike. But can you name them all?
Carefully study the images below and then take the quiz underneath to see how many you can guess in just two minutes. We’ve given you the club they signed for as a clue, but that’s all you’re getting.
Let’s see how well you know your Premier League flops…