With the summer transfer window slamming shut on Monday, it’s fair to say some teams missed the mark in their efforts to add reinforcements.
While it’s still early and there’s a chance that some of these players will turn out to be adequate – if not great – signings, theScore breaks down the worst transfers during a summer window unlike any other.
11. Rafinha ➡️ Paris Saint-Germain
Details: Reported €3M fee from Barcelona
Barcelona‘s underwhelming market concluded with the departure of Rafinha. The paltry fee sums up the Catalan club’s desperation and poor planning during a transfer window that almost included a stunning departure for superstar Lionel Messi.
Paris Saint-Germain took advantage of Barcelona’s precarious financial situation by picking up a player who’s shown flashes of brilliance. The only risk associated with this deal is that the Brazilian has been plagued by several serious injuries throughout his career.
10. Takefusa Kubo ➡️ Villarreal
Details: Season-long loan from Real Madrid
Japanese teenage winger Takefusa Kubo impressed last season while on loan at Mallorca from Real Madrid, bagging four goals in 35 La Liga outings for Los Bermellones. Like fellow Los Blancos loanee Martin …read more
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