Which transfers simply didn’t work out….
With the Summer transfer window set to open up and clubs set to do their business in the pre-season, we thought it would be a good idea to look into some of the biggest transfer losses in world football.
Every club has them. They spend big hoping that it will bring them all the success, but sometimes, the deals just don’t work out and the club end up losing a lot of money.
Now this happens quite a lot in world football, but here are the top-10 biggest losses.
10. Shaun Wright-Philips – £12.5 million Loss
Starting of the list of Top 10 Biggest Money Losing Transfers in Football History is Shaun Wright-Phillips.
The winger is currently playing for Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League, although playing is a stretch as he’s only featured twice this season for the relegated side.
Wright-Phillips made the list following his transfer from Chelsea to Manchester City back in 2005 and the deal cost them roughly £21million. However, after struggling to cement a first-team spot, Wright-Phillips was then sold back to Manchester City for just £8.5m.
That meant Chelsea made a loss of £12.5 million.