In this article, Bleacher Report takes a look at Ligue 1’s worst transfers during the summer window.
This piece was much harder to compile than its sister feature, which profiled the finest bits of business in L’Hexagone this summer.
In truth, there haven’t been many transfers which appear to be appallingly poor pieces of business and, believe it or not, top flight clubs tend to veer away from signing players who are dreadful.
Instead, I have focused predominantly on players whose departures have severely weakened a Ligue 1 team or, for those who have departed the country, whose transfers have weakened the division’s product as a whole.
There is, however, a brief comment on Sebastien Squillaci's move to Bastia; he is a player about whom I have joked with strangers everywhere from Angel to Assam, from Arsenal to Ajaccio.
Could his move to Corsica put an end to the laughter?