5-Worst Swap-Deals in Football History

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5-Worst Swap-Deals in Football History
5-Worst Swap-Deals in Football History

5-Worst Swap-Deals in Football History

Recently, two big football clubs, Barcelona and Juventus, agreed a player swap deal that left many scratching their heads and lots of fans of the Spanish giants particularly flabbergasted and enraged.

The deal involved Barcelona’s Arthur getting to Juventus and Miralem Pjanic of Juventus going the opposite way. Barcelona made payment of € 60 million for 30-year-old Miralem Pjanic, Bosnian midfielder while Juventus made a payment of € 72 million for 23-year-old Arthur Melo.

Many Barcelona fans are disgruntled with the manager and have asked for his resignation. The move was bizarre as Barcelona abandoning an young rising superstar and have brought in an ageing midfielder.

5-Worst Swap-Deals in Football History

The Barcelona core is not getting any younger. The likes of Gerard Pique, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Sergio Busquests are everywhere the age of 30. Adding Miralem Pjanic to the combination doesn’t make any sense from Barcelona’s perspective whatsover but Juventus managed to negotiable a fantastic deal for themselves.

On that note, we glance at the five worst player swap deals in football history.

5: Alexis Sanchez (Moved from Arsenal to Manchester United) – Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Moved from Manchester United to Arsenal)

5-Worst Swap-Deals in Football History
5-Worst Swap-Deals in Football History

Sanchez was particularly prolific for Arsenal, scoring 80 goals and providing 45 assists across 166 matches altogether competitions. The Chilean footballer was one among the highest players within the Premier League at the time. When his swap affect Manchester United was announced, with Mkhitaryan going the opposite way, everyone thought the Old Trafford club had achieved a stunner.

5-Worst Swap-Deals in Football History

Alexis Sanchez and Manchester United had an easy mutual goal – to win trophies. Having a signed a deal that earned him quite € 400,000, the football fans at the Manchester club expected fireworks from Sanchez right from the beginning .

However, they were in for massive disappointment as the Red Devils had signed a player whose form and ability had dipped so badly that he was now a pale shadow of his former self. Sanchez played terribly out of touch and a flop at Manchester United, doing nothing to fulfill his bogus wages.

In 45 appearances, he managed to attain only five goals for Manchester United before he was loaned off to Italian football club Inter Milan.

5-Worst Swap-Deals in Football History

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