Boateng is the latest controversial buying and selling case throughout the length of the village. The following are the 7 most classic examples.
The legendary history of Sir Alex Ferguson has been greatly affected by the contract named Bebe in August 2010 for a fee of 9 million euros. The Portuguese did not leave any mark after four years of playing in the Red Devils with a total of 2 Premier League appearances with 3 loan times. In 2014, he left the team at Old Trafford and switched to Benfica for 3 million euros.
2. Kevin-Prince Boateng
Leaving Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla left Barcelona lacking a quality contingency plan. Therefore, the La Liga champion needs to add another quality attack star with reasonable spending. Everyone was surprised by the fact that the 31-year-old Boateng became the chosen person.
Accordingly, the owner of the Nou Camp will borrow the former AC Milan striker until the end of the season from Sassuolo, with a purchase clause of 8 million euros in the summer. Most likely, Boateng will play as a virtual number 9 in the upcoming Barcelona shirt.
3. Sol Campbell
The one-time Sol Campbell was a noisy player in the transfer market when he decided to switch to Notts County (in League Two) in 2009; with salary of £ 40,000 / week. However, he quickly realized he was tricked because the team could not afford to pay compensation. Campbell quickly left in 2010.
4. Andy Carroll
The £ 35 million contract named Carroll is a failed investment by Liverpool chairman John W Henry. The England striker is seen as a replacement for striker Fernando Torres to move to Chelsea. However, the constant injury caused the star born in 1989 to not be able to show much to teammate Luis Suarez on attack. After 3 years, he contributed only 6 goals in The Kop shirt.
5. Javier Mascherano & Carlos Tevez
After a level performance with Corinthians, the Argentine star duo received much attention from Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus. However, their next stop was an anonymous West Ham United in Europe in 2006.
The only contribution from the pair is to help the Premier League boss succeed. 12 months later, Tevez moved to Man United, while Mascherano chose Liverpool.
6. Victor Valdes
Spending a successful time with Barcelona with three Champions League titles, Valdes left the Spanish side and joined Man United. However, he could not occupy a regular performance under coach Louis van Gaal; and joined as a lender at Standard Liege in January 2016. High age makes him head for Middlesbrough F.C. a year later.
7. Jonathan Woodgate
In 2004, Woodgate was a quality defender in the Premier League. Therefore, it is not surprising that Real Madrid decided to recruit the English player to Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Despite possessing great potential, a serious thigh injury caused his career at White Vulture to be zero.
In 2006, Woodgate returned to England in Middlesbrough in the form of a loan and was bought shortly thereafter.