PSG’s David Luiz among top 5 football financial blunders
Having forked out massive fees on flops such as Andriy Shevchenko and Fernando Torres in the past, it’s probably about time Chelsea were able to milk a transfer for all its worth and that’s exactly what has happened with the sale of David Luiz.
The floppy-haired Brazilian has just been unveiled at Paris St-Germain having cost the French champions a world record £50m for a defender.
Anyone who watched the World Cup will be aware that PSG, 10/1 shots for the Champions League, have had their trousers, pants and socks yanked down over this deal.
They wouldn’t be the first to chuck a fortune down the drain though:
5. Darlington’s Stadium
Built for £18m mainly to house Darlington FC of the Conference, unsurprisingly the 25,000 all-seater was a slight miscalculation which has since seen the club dissolve after financial turmoil.
4. Andy Carroll x2
Whoever sanctioned the £35m fee on behalf of Liverpool is probably no longer in employment while Carroll’s new owners have now publicly stated the £15m they paid for him was a mistake.
3. Liverpool’s Southampton raid
Good players they might be, but Saints must be chuckling all the way to the bank having made approximately £3m on Rickie Lambert, £25m on youth product Adam Lallana and about £11.5m on Dejan Lovren.
2. Marouane Fellaini
Desperation can do funny things to people and in this case it caused David Moyes to take leave of his senses when paying £27.5m for his former player.
1. David Luiz
The Brazilian takes the biscuit though (and the entire tin) as he is essentially a dodgy defender, prone to errors who should really play in midfield.
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