17 Footballers Whose Careers Stalled After a Big-Money Transfer

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17 Footballers Whose Careers Stalled After a Big-Money Transfer
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Footballers don't just need to have the physical attributes to play the game, like speed, skill and ability, but they also need to be mentally tough, as well as having a bit of luck on their side.

For every big-money signing that does work out, like Ronaldo to Real Madrid, Van Persie to Manchester United and Drogba to Chelsea, there are a ton of other players who found that their careers stalled after making big-money transfers to some of Europe's top clubs, like current Chelsea striker Fernando Torres (pictured), but I'll speak about him later.

Join me as, in no particular order, I take a look at 17 footballers whose careers have stalled after making big-money moves across Europe.

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