Now and again there’s a transfer that leaves you scratching your head in disbelief.
“They acquired who?” you ask yourself. (Scratch, scratch)
“They paid HOW much for him?” (Scratch)
It’s amazing how much a team will overpay to land a player they think will prove the outlay. This is especially true when the player in question moves from one league to another. His value has been generated by his performance in one division, and the club acquiring him are assuming he’ll adapt to a new country, a new language and a new lifestyle with minimal difficulty.
There’s a lot of guesswork involved, and no doubt the brokers who close the deal do so with fingers crossed, hoping the millions they’ve just parted with will prove an investment instead of a waste.
Following are five players who, if they make a move this summer, will almost certainly command a fee far in excess of their accomplishments.
They are our “5 Most Overrated Big Names on the Transfer Market.”
Let’s get to it.