There are usually as many good signings in a season as there are bad ones. The wonderful player you thought you signed doesn't always turn out to be exactly what you thought. Obviously it is ten times worse when you have spent a great deal of money on the player.
Here are the five worst signing in the Premier League so far this season in my opinion.
Stevan Jovetic - From Fiorentina to Manchester City - £22 million
Jovetic's move to City hasn't quite worked out yet. I was personally very excited to see him in the Premier League as he had always impressed when I had seen him before. He was great for Montenegro against England in a World Cup qualifying fixture earlier this season, but apart from that he hasn't really had a chance at City. He has had his fair share of injuries and has therefore been unable to get a good run in the team. He hasn't played badly, but given his fee it would have been hoped that he would have made an impact by now. Could struggle to displace anyone when he is fully fit.
Sameul Eto'o - Free transfer to Chelsea
Jose Mourinho brought Eto'o to Stamford Bridge after having previously worked with him to great success at Inter Milan. The Cameroonian has been one of the best strikers in the last ten years, but seems to have arrived in the Premier League a couple of years too late. Doesn't quite have the pace he used to and hasn't solved Chelsea's striker issues. The main reason Eto'o is on this list though, is because his arrival led to Romelu Lukaku leaving on loan who has been nothing short of excellent for Everton.
Ricky Van Wolfswinkel - Sporting Lisbon to Norwich City - £8.5 million
Norwich City spent a lot of money this summer, and Ricky Van Wolfswinkel became their record singing when he joined from Sporting Lisbon. He scored on his debut against Everton but has yet to score since. He hasn't lived up to his transfer fee yet, and luckily for Norwich City fellow striker Gary Hooper has been a valuable signing. £8.5 million is a great deal for Norwich to spend and given his history in Portugal and Netherlands it was hoped he would bang in the goals for The Canaries. One goal from eight games so far.
Iago Aspas - From Celta Vigo to Liverpool - £8 million
Iago Aspas last two years with Celta Vigo were great and yielded many goals, so it seemed like Brendan Rodgers had done well to bring him to Anfield. In the 2011-2012 season, Aspas helped Celta Vigo back into the top flight with 23 league goals. Only Leonardo Ulloa scored more goals than him that season. He is now at Brighton and has settled in well at that club unlike Aspas at Liverpool. Brighton only signed him for £2 million as well. In La Liga Aspas scored 12 league goals and helped them to safety. He has yet to score for Liverpool though after eight games in the league. Luckily they haven't been struggling for goals this season, and there are reports suggesting he could move to Swansea on loan in January joining a whole bunch of other former La Liga players.
Marouane Fellaini - From Everton to Manchester United - £27.5 million
Last but not least, actually yes, last and least is Marouane Fellaini. The transfer which has had the least impact in the Premier League considering the transfer fee is definitely Fellaini. David Moyes seemed desperate to bring in either Leighton Baines or Fellaini. He got the latter but only for a bigger fee than his minimum release clause was earlier in the summer. Fellaini hasn't fitted in at Old Trafford and it looks as though he wasn't the sort of midfielder they wanted. United need an attacking midfielder, and the Belgian is not being played in that position by Moyes. He was always in and around the area for Everton but seems to be sitting deeper this year. It was a lot of money to pay, but we have seen he is a fantastic player previously. Yet to make an impression and now out until February with a wrist injury, Fellaini has been the biggest flop of the season so far.
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