Not all of Florentino Pérez’s incredible sales have gone well for the club that hosted the player. Sometimes the league and environment changes can affect the player enough so that he is unable to show his maximum level again. That does not always happen because there are cases like Mesut Özil in which the player, as soon as he arrived at his new destination, showed again why he was considered one of the best players in the world at that time.
These are the five players who weren’t able to adapt to the Premier League:
The Brazilian footballer went to Manchester City with the intention of having more minutes than at Real Madrid. I suppose that before the transfer was made official, the Brazilian would already know that his role in the team was to replace Kylie Walker when the Englishman was not available, that is, a secondary role. Even so, he did not give the feeling at any time of being a substitute for guarantees for one of the best full-backs in the world. The secondary role was great.
Another song in the teeth for the citizen to disburse 32.5 million books to bring the Brazilian. The transfer was very popular but at no time did he chain a series of good games. After 18 months in which he accumulated 16 goals, he returned to Santos on loan. He was never able to demonstrate his incredible quality in skyblue
The real failure of his career was leaving England to join Real Madrid. He arrived in Madrid as the recent winner of the golden ball and left through the back door to a Newcastle that had been flirting with relegation for years. He managed to score 30 goals in the 79 games he played but was not able to prevent the decline of the magpies in 2009.
Manchester United paid an incredible amount of money for what was considered one of the best wingers in the world. His year in England was difficult to qualify because he was unable to adapt at any point to Premier League football. He only scored four goals and as soon as the next transfer market began, rumors began to emerge about a possible departure for the Argentine. Finally he ended up leaving for PSG for an amount less than what the Red Devils they paid a year before for the excellent player.
Álvaro Morata is a player who has been criticized wherever he is. Both in Real Madrid, as in Chelsea, as in Atleti, as in Juventus. After completing a great year in the white team and seeing that taking the position from Karim Benzema was a difficult utopia to achieve, the Spanish decided to try his luck abroad. The incredible thing is that Florentino Pérez convinced Chelsea to pay a figure close to 80 million euros. After two years in which he accumulated 24 goals, he decided to head back to Madrid, but this time to play in the ranks of Atleti.