From Philippe Coutinho to Eden Hazard : Biggest flop transfers
in the 21st century

Money flops in football are a disappointment for both fans and clubs.Let's have a look at the top money flops in football history and the reasons they deserve the title.

Fernando Torres
Liverpool to Chelsea

Chelsea paid €58.5 M for his transfer yet he scored only one goal in the whole first premier league season in Chelsea

Angel Di Maria
 Real Madrid to Manchester United

Even though he had a good start in Manchester, he was named the worst signing of the year, at the end of the season. Scoring only 3 goals in 27 premier league appearances

Antoine Griezmann
Atletico Madrid to Barcelona

Griezmann managed to score 15 goals and 4 assists, it was the massive expectations on his shoulders which he failed to live up to. When a superstar footballer transfers to the Camp Nou for €120m, it’s only natural to expect far, far better than what he managed to deliver

João Felix
Benfica to Atlético Madrid

Félix appears to be a misfit in Simeone’s system and has been shunted out wide as a right midfielder. The 20-year-old has also struggled to display what is considered by many to be his most potent asset – his ability to take on a defender

 Ousmane Dembele
Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona

Dembele has the unwanted distinction of perhaps being football's first 100m flop. In total he missed a ridiculous 85 games between 2017 and 2021 through injury

Eden Hazard
Chelsea to Real Madrid

Real Madrid essentially paid Hazard €100m for the one goal he scored in the entirety of the 2019/20 season. He had a total of five for Los Blancos by the start of 2021/22, and literally more injuries.

 Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool to Barcelona

The Brazilian has been massively inconsistent and has failed to make an impact when his team needed him the most. Coutinho was the club’s most expensive signing of all time and It’s a move that has failed in pretty much every single metric

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