Football is a game of skill on the face of it but there are many other factors that contribute massively to the sport. One such factor is money; something that clubs use to their advantage and make a better team than others.
Many a time, however, expensive signings do not perform as expected. Sometimes they also fail spectacularly thereby writing their name into the history books for all the wrong reasons. Let us look at the 5 most expensive flops in football history.
5. Paul Pogba (Juventus to Manchester United)- €105M
The loss of Paul Pogba for nothing in 2022 came as a disappointment for Manchester United despite the mixed feelings of the fans towards the player. Pogba’s re-signing in 2016 had cost the club a world-record fee of £89.5m, but his performances and behaviour during his second stint at Old Trafford failed to live up to expectations. Despite winning the Europa League and Carabao Cup, Pogba’s string of poor performances and public transfer demands resulted in disappointment and frustration from fans.
The midfielder was even booed by some during a Premier League match against Norwich. While many fans were glad to see Pogba depart, losing such a valuable asset for nothing still stung for the club. Pogba’s return to Juventus marked the end of a disappointing chapter for Manchester United and offered a chance for the club to move forward and rebuild their squad.
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