Will any of this summer’s signings join the ranks of these ten failures…
Real Madrid’s stars are quickly showing James Rodriguez that while he might have been the main man for his country at the World Cup, he is far from the standout player for the Spanish giants, despite his £63m transfer fee.
Fears are already growing among the Madrid hierarchy that the Colombian become an expensive mistake if he does not quickly settle to life with the European Champions.
Below, CaughtOffside counts down the top ten players who didn’t quite work out after their big-money moves. Could the likes of Rodriguez, Luis Suarez, Angel di Maria or David Luiz be joining this list in the future?
10) Marouane Fellaini (Everton to Manchester United, £27.5m)
A lack of games, no goals, played out of position and looked hopelessly out of his depth. Surely he can’t change that under Louis van Gaal?