Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 May 2015

In Pictures: Is Robinho top of the flops?

<br /><b>Juan Sebastian Veron</b><br />
The Argentina international arrived at Manchester United with a price tag of £28.1million but after disappointing performances was soon off-loaded to rivals Chelsea for £15million where he enjoyed no greater success

Juan Sebastian Veron
The Argentina international arrived at Manchester United with a price tag of £28.1million but after disappointing performances was soon off-loaded to rivals Chelsea for £15million where he enjoyed no greater success

Andriy Shevchenko
Shevchenko suffered a chronic lack of form and confidence at Stamford Bridge and by the time he left for Dynamo Kiev, a former world-beater's departure was barely noticed

Sergey Rebrov
Rebrov gained worldwide acclaim as he combined with Shevchenko to form one of the most lethal forward lines in European football at Dynamo Kiev. Rebrov's career however stalled after a £11million move to Tottenham. A dismal year at West Ham followed

Afonso Alves
The Brazilian had made light work of defences in Sweden and Holland before sealing a £12million transfer to Middlesbrough. Boro thought they had a bargain on their hands but the burly striker did not show the fitness or form to deliver on a regular basis

Jo
Having wowed during a three-year stint with CSKA Moscow, Jo earned a blockbuster £18million move to Man City. But he never looked up to the task at Eastlands and offered better value to Everton before being loaned to Galatasaray

With Robinho on the brink of ending his Manchester City career, it looks as though the Brazilian has been a big £32.5million let-down for the Eastlands club.

Here, the Belfast Telegraph assesses some other costly Premier league flops over the years.

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