Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

TeleBest: Worst transfer deals ever

Massimo Taibi, Venezia to Manchester United, £4.5m, August 1999
There were many attempts at Old Trafford to find a successor to Peter Schmeichel, but this was the most disastrous. Not exactly cheap, he lasted four months, his fate sealed when an innocuous shot from Southampton's Matt le Tissier dribbled pathetically between his legs and crawled over the line.

The cheque books have been out during one of football's most expensive summers ever.

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The thing is, though – players don't automatically fit into teams and managers aren't infallible. There will be deals done in the next few weeks which will turn out comically bad. Almost as comical as some of these, the worst since the Premier League began in 1992.


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