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The 10 Best & Worst Transfers of the Past 5 Years

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To mark the close of the transfer window, FootballScores.com has compiled everything the football fan needs to know about the risks and rewards of splashing the cash on new players during the January transfer window.

With just 24 hours left in the window, the race is on for managers to bring in new recruits to either save their season or go for glory. FootballScores.com have created an infographic, showing the questionable decisions made by bosses during transfer periods over the last five years.

FootballScores.com’s top 5 best transfers:

  • Michu -Rayo Vallecano to Swansea
  • David Villa – Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović – AC Milan to Paris Saint-Germain
  • Franck Ribéry – Marseille to Bayern Munich
  • Luis Suarez – Ajax to Liverpool
  • FootballScores.com’s top 5 worst transfers:

  • Kaka – AC Milan to Real Madrid
  • Fernando Torres – Liverpool to Chelsea
  • Andy Carroll – Newcastle to Liverpool
  • Stewart Downing – Aston Villa to Liverpool
  • David Bentley – Blackburn to Tottenham Hotspur
  • The infographic can be found here: http://www.footballscores.com/news/transfer-window-wobbles-wins/

    The list includes the Torres/ Carroll transfer debacle of 2011 amongst the five worst transfers – Torres took over 903 minutes to score his first Chelsea goal, and Andy Carroll struggled to even break into the Liverpool first team. It also details some surprising runaway successes – many Swans were surprised at the form of Michu when he came to South Wales at a bargain price of just £2million.

    After crunching the numbers, FootballScores.com are also able to show exactly what return on investment managers have gotten from their signings, for example with one Fernando Torres you get 25 Michus’, scoring 500 goals.

    FootballScores.co.uk brings supporters live scores, goal scorers and results from leagues and tournaments around the world, keeping fans completely up to date with the action as it happens.

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