Most embarrassing transfers of all time ranked as FOUR Man Utd stars make top ten | The Sun

WITH the summer transfer window in full swing, it is safe to say clubs have already made some big-money moves.

Real Madrid have splashed the cash to bring Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham to the Bernabeu in a £115million deal.

Kai Havertz has moved across London in a £65m switch, leaving Chelsea for Arsenal.

Liverpool have invested £60m to bring RB Leipzig midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai to Anfield, while Newcastle have spent £55m on AC Milan man Sandro Tonali.

But will any of them end up major flops? Well, CopyBet have created a quiz about the worst transfers of all-time following a poll carried out on 2,000 football fans – and it includes FOUR Manchester United deals.

So here is how the top 10 looks ahead of the 2023/24 season.


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Harry Maguire’s switch from Leicester to Man Utd in 2019 for £80m was voted the most humiliating.

Paul Pogba’s return to Man Utd from Juventus for £89.3m in 2016 came second, with Liverpool’s signing of Andy Carroll from Newcastle in 2011 for £35m in third.

Other notable disaster moves include Ali Dia who joined Southampton in 1996 after someone claiming to be former World Player of the Year, George Weah, convinced manager Graeme Souness to sign him.

Eden Hazard’s £150m move to Real Madrid in 2019 and Chelsea’s £15m signing of Adrian Mutu in 2003 – who was later sacked due to a failed drug test – also made the list.

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Fernando Torres' move to Chelsea, Angel di Maria's switch to Man Utd, and Joey Barton's transfer to Rangers propped up the top 10.

Football fans also voted for the most successful transfers – with Erling Haaland’s £51.2m move to Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund deemed the best.

Others include Thierry Henry (Juventus to Arsenal for £14.5m in 1999), Mo Salah (Roma to Liverpool for £34m in 2017) and Diego Maradona (Barcelona to Napoli for £7m in 1984).

Out of the 20 Premier League clubs, those polled believe Chelsea tend to make the worst signings, while Man City tend to get it right.

North of the border, Celtic are considered to make the best signings in the Scottish top flight, while Rangers tend to make the worst ones.

With the summer transfer window open, the study carried out through OnePoll, found Harry Kane is the player fans want to move this summer – more than any other.

As many as 32 per cent think he should leave Tottenham, while 28 per believe Maguire should quit Old Trafford.

Of those who support a Premier League side, 71 per cent believe their team needs to invest in more players in the window – to the tune of £91m on average.

And they believe a centre forward (37 per cent) should be a priority, followed by an attacking midfielder (33 per cent), and a central defender (29 per cent).

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It also emerged 83 per cent of everyone polled are of the opinion the amount of money being spent on football players has gotten out of hand.

While 76 per cent think the FA should do more to regulate spending in the transfer market.

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