The worst ever January transfer signings, including Fernando Torres, Andy Carroll and Eric Djemba-Djemba
In all the desperation for new recruits, comical decisions are made
Charles Reynolds is a freelance writer and journalist specialising in sport and the arts. He writes the Premier League previews for The Independent online and writes regularly for The Sport Review.
Friday 17 January 2014
January is a time when managers start to look at the table and wonder about their own prospects. And the fear of failure can lead to some comical decision making, at a time of the most pressure.
Sky-high prices and the lack of availability of the best talent mean that managers make some left-field purchases in the transfer window.
Usually either desperate to avoid relegation or eager to try and pick up some silverware, the January window is often a fairly hectic time for a manager and inevitably mistakes get made.
So here for your viewing is a selection of some of the biggest blunders, the footballing faux pas made by a whole host of managers.
The gallery of the worst January transfers is below...
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