As the tension of the current football transfer window heightens, we would love to take a look at some breath taking transfers held in recent times that turned sour.
This post is an apt list of some football stars who were top heroes and regulars in their previous clubs, but turned zeroes and became worse after moving to a new football club.
Below is a list of 5 Recent Football Transfers That Didn’t End Well For The Players.
EDEN HAZARD, (CHELSEA TO REAL MADRID).
Eden Hazard was a club cult hero during his time at Chelsea Football Club, known for his creativity, dribbling, passing and vision, Hazard is considered one of the best players of his generation. However, his time at Real Madrid hasn’t been pleasant as he has been prone to injuries.
During his time at Chelsea he was able to record 85 goals in 245 appearances, whereas at Real Madrid he has been able to net in just 4 goals in 48 appearances since he joined the club in 2019.
ROMELU LUKAKU, (INTER MILAN TO CHELSEA).
After leaving Manchester United to Inter Milan in 2019, Romelu Lukaku was rated as one of the best forward in Europe following his Amazing performance at Inter Milan during the 2020/2021 football season. However, the 29-year-old had a poor run after returning to his former boyhood club, Chelsea FC. Lukaku was able to net in only 8 goals in 26 appearances for Chelsea.
SAUL NIGUEZ, (ATLETICO MADRID TO CHELSEA).
Saul Niguez joined Chelsea on loan in 2021, but the Spaniard found it difficult to adapt to the Premier League and featured for just 1,200 minutes across 23 games at Stamford Bridge.
DONNY VAN DE BEEK, (AJAX TO MANCHESTER UNITED).
After an amazing career start at Ajax, Dutch midfielder Donny Van De Beek has found it difficult to find his feet on his arrival at Manchester United. With less match features Van De Beek could only make 27 appearances for United.
DELE ALLI, (TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TO EVERTON).
Dele Alli had his worse career stats after joining Everton from Tottenham in 2022. The midfielder signed for the Toffees from Tottenham in January in the hope of more first-team football, but has struggled to get game time for the relegation-threatened side.