Amidst yet another transfer window where clubs are scrambling to improve their teams, it is inevitable that many incoming players will fail to meet expectations at their new clubs.
We have studied the books over the past 16 years and picked out some of Serie A’s biggest transfer flops for this century.
*Note: These transfers are in no particular order, rather a collection of 10 failed moves.
Seydou Doumbia: CSKA Moscow – Roma
Seydou Doumbia enjoyed a meteoric rise to football fame during his wildly successful stint with CSKA Moscow, scoring a total of 81 goals in just 96 appearances.
Though the 28-year-old was never able to show the same form in Italy and would only go on to make only 14 appearances for the Giallorossi, scoring just two goals, before being loaned back to CSKA Moscow.