The ten most awful purchases made in the New Year.
For every brilliant signing there is often two or three that turn out to be flops and over the years the January transfer window has earned a reputation of being a hotbed for this.
Here are the top 10 worst signings to be made in that opening.
10. Georgios Samaras – Heerenveen to Manchester City, 2006
There is something of a theme of strikers who have excelled in the Eredivise making big money moves to the Premier League and utterly failing, with Samaras scoring 11 times in 62 matches.