3 Most Expensive Player This Failed League Champion in the Inaugural Season
Neymar broke the transfer record this summer. The Brazilian star bought PSG from Barcelona for 198 million pounds sterling.
Whereas the previous season, transfer record held by Paul Pogba at a price of 89 million pounds sterling. At that time MU redeemed it from Italian giants Juventus.
However, being the world’s most expensive player is not a guarantee of a league direct champions club. Even from 12 players who broke the transfer record, only one player who champion, namely Luis Figo.
Yes, the Portuguese football legend that brought Real Madrid champion in 2000. In fact, he just moved from rival club, Barcelona.
Then who are the most expensive players who failed to bring his team champions in the first season? Check out his review as reported by The Sun.
1. Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba broke the transfer record in the summer transfer market in 2016. The Red Devils willing to pay 89.3 million pounds (Rp 1.54 trillion) to Juventus to repatriate the players. (EPA / Nigel Roddis)
Paul Pogba joined United last summer. He was bought from Juventus by breaking the transfer record.
MU hopes that the arrival of French players can make them back victorious. Actually hope is true.
The reason, Pogba help MU won three titles at once. However, in the Premier League they collapsed and only finished in sixth position.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo broke the world transfer record in 2009. At that time he was bought for 80 million pounds sterling from MU.
However, the arrival of the Portuguese star did not give an instant impact for Los Galacticos. In its first two seasons, CR7 only got the Copa del Rey.
La Liga title newly obtained Ronaldo in the 2011/12 and 2016/17 seasons.
3. Gareth Bale
Real Madrid bring Bale in 2013. He bought from Tottenham at a price of 86 million pounds sterling.
However, Bale is not able to bring Madrid direct champions La Liga. In its inaugural season, the wings from Wales that only bring Madrid Champions League and Copa Del Rey.
He just won the La Liga title last season. It also does not give the maximum contribution due to frequent injuries.