10 Big Money Premier League Signings That Were A Total Waste

There are times in football when you simply have to scratch your head in amazement.

Manchester Uniteds Angel Di Maria holds his hands to his head after missing a chance to score a goal during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Monday March 9, 20
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Money circulates around the Premier League in such vast amounts these days that barely an eyelid is batted when a signing doesn't work out.

Countless times we see millions of pounds spent on players most of us have never heard of, while a recent trend has seen young English talent exchange hands for astronomical sums.

Harry Maguire has just this week completed a move to Manchester United for in excess of £80m, while transfer deadline day promises to see even more cash exchange hands.

Premier League clubs do get it right at times, and big money signings like Rio Ferdinand, Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero have paid off massively for their respective clubs.

It's not always plain sailing for some of the biggest names in English football though, and there's been more than a handful of occasions when chairmen and scouting teams must sit firmly with their tail between their legs.

For every Suarez, we see an Andriy Shevchenko, while for every Ferdinand we see a Winston Bogarde.

It's safe to say that the Premier League has seen it's fair share of money wasted over the years.


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