In Football, sometimes you let a player go too soon for too little at just the wrong time and before the press conference is even finished and the tweets from all over the world are pouring in and these are not the good signs for the fans and players when the transfer happens for the highly rated player, and when the the player is performing well at another club and fans start worrying like “Damn we shouldn’t have sold that guy!!!
Here Are Our 5 biggest Transfer Regrets In Club Football
#5. Kevin De Bruyne
Young and fresh face kevin de bruyne signed from Chelsea on deadline day on january 2011/12 season. By Showing his talent to help Genk to belgian league title, Chelsea paid 7 million pounds for his signature. Joining Chelsea he never got chance to play and show his worth. He quickly went on to loan to Bremen and shined in the bundesliga before heading back to Chelsea only he was able to make a handful of appearances before the blues sold him to Vfl Wolfsburg in january of 2014 for 18 million pounds.
De Bruyne exploded his talent at Wolfsberg. He scored 10 goals and setup a record 21 assists at the club. After second season everyone knows whats happens, Manchester City Knocks the door to sign him. They threw down 58 million pounds for signing De bruyne and handed him the kings ransom wages. In Return Perhaps he is now called the Premier League’s best player.
Transfer Regret: Chelsea, they just let that man go down for just 18 million pounds. His Current market value is 150,00 Mill. €
#4. Mohamed Salah
We couldn’t just done this list without Chelsea alone. Many Chelsea supporters argue we ever should have let any talented players go, like De Bruyne, Arjen Robben, Lukaku, Matic or even filipe luis.
Mohamed Salah sits right on top of that list alongside De Bruyne. Every time he scores a goal or provide an assist for Liverpool its a rude little reminder for Chelsea fans of exactly what they lost. Salah joined Chelsea on january 2014 after torching the blues for Fc Basel in the two matches they win head to head during the champions league group stages. He only scored very few goals for the blues and the next season wasn’t any better and he went on loan to fiorentina in a january transfer window after making three appearances for the Blues.
Instead he signed for As Roma for just 5 million euros and there he became one of the league’s best player. Wisely they activated the clause in his contract and signed him permanently for 15 million euros.
Liverpool brought the Egyptian magician and he is unstoppable in the premier league. He came back to haunt Chelsea by scoring against them in a 1-1 draw at Anfield.
Transfer Regret: It’s the same old story, Chelsea let that man go down for just 15 million euros. He is worth over £100m now.
#3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Ac Milan has struggled to replace their talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic since he left in 2012. Since then Milan has struggled from 2012 in searching for prolific striker. When Zlatan left Aubameyang was still in Milan books to replace him. He was a Milan youth player since 2007 but he was never came close to cracking the first team and he was never even made appearance for the senior squad. He went out on four different loan spells his time at the club. Aubameyang then eventually signed Saint-Etienne, thats where he truly found goal scoring form and started making waves. Dortmund came calling after 2 seasons at Saint-Etienne from then he took the German league by strom and became one of the worlds best striker.
Transfer Regret: Ac milan let the Aubameyang on for a small fee now his current worth is 75,00 Mill. €
#2. Thiago Alcantara
To kick 2018 off Barcelona paid one of the highest fees in history for Coutinho. Its seems pretty clear he is the heir for Iniesta’s throne but the true heir to iniesta’s throne was their team for years. He made his debut at age 18 in 2009 and everyone thought Xavi and Iniesta will hand over the midfield keys to him but it never happened. In 2013 Barca manager Pep left for Bayern Munich and when he left he took one of the greatest midfield talent with him and Munich cashed Thiago for 25 Million euros, from the he became one of the best midfielder and proving his worth at Bayern Munich.
Transfer Regret: Barcelona let leave Thiago for just 25 million euros. Now his current worth is 60,00 Mill. €
#1. Philippe Coutinho
Coutinho first season at Inter Milan was just a success and he showed flashes of brilliance that we now see regularly. He illustrated his set piece ability against Florentina scoring his first goal for the club with a sweet strike. Coutinho made 20 appearance for the club with Rafa Benitez was particularly showing affinity for his style of play but next season the things were different Rafa Benitez was gone and cycle of managers struggled to fill Mourinho shoes. Coutinho struggled himself and made few appearances for Inter before going on loan for Espanyol in january transfer window. He then came back to Inter in following season but still had no luck in Milan. In January Liverpool payed Inter Just 8.5 million in january transfer window to take Coutinho of their hands. After 2018 transfer window Liverpool sold Coutinho for reported £142 million.
Transfer Regret: Inter Milan let leave Coutinho for just 8.5 Million euros. Now his current worth is 150,00 Mill. €
Football is a crazy game, sometimes with crazy transfers. These are our top 5 transfer regrets in club football.