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  • Zlatan

    11 19.30%
  • Neymar

    2 3.51%
  • Arda

    20 35.09%
  • Gomes

    7 12.28%
  • Douglas

    8 14.04%
  • Chygrynskiy

    2 3.51%
  • Hleb

    0 0%
  • Keirrison

    3 5.26%
  • Song

    3 5.26%
  • Cesc

    1 1.75%
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Thread: Worst Barça signing within the last 10 years

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    Worst Barça signing within the last 10 years

    Alright, here goes - pull no punches, Barcaforum.

    We're talking about our worst signing within the last 10 years. This is obviously a tough one, as transfers can be failures in a multitude of ways such as financial, political (Neymar) and of course pure sportingwise. We need to distill all these factors into the worst of them all.

    Arguments to consider:
    • failed expectations
    • price
    • squad implications (think Cesc vs Thiago)
    • political
    • pure badness

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    Did I leave anyone out?

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    Douglas.
    Sóc Culer.

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    I think Arda is the clear winner here:

    Never performed well.
    Too old when we got him.
    Big price.
    Couldn’t play for 6 months.
    We’ve been paying his wages without him playing for almost a year now.
    He was used by Barto as an election trick.
    The official Barcaforum 2016/17 MotM thread

    "At Barcelona, you’ll hear about this kid on the youth team. He wears number 10 like you. He’s small like you. He plays with the ball like you.[...]His name is Leo Messi.[...]I want you to give him one piece of advice.

    Tell him, “Play with happiness. Play free. Just play with the ball.”

    Even when you are gone, the free style will live on in Barcelona through Messi."

    Ronaldinho Gaucho,to his 8 year old self

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    Even if Cesc's signing lead to Thiago's departure, which could still have been handled better with him possibly staying, Cesc at least had some good moments with us.

    Douglas only cost 4m and tried hard, but simply wasn't good enough. He just sucked. Chygrinsky the same.

    Either way, I'll go with Arda. I didn't want him because I never saw him as a good fit, but at least I thought he'd work hard, fight for the team out there with the reputation of a warrior that he had. He didn't cost an immense amount of money, but 34m in an election year that could have been a political signing....and the way he turned out

    Sure he had a couple of decent performances, scored some goals when we battered Leverkusen. But for his reputation, the timing of his transfer, the price, the little effort he showed on the field and his annoying tendency to argue with everyone out there on the opposition team, it got to be him for me.

    And would I have to mention we didn't get a shit back of the money we invested? At least with Gomes I expect Mendes to find a club that will pay 30m.


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    I had to go with Ibra. He did alright, but his transfer including offloading Eto'o and paying a shitton of euros was a complete and utter horrorshow in hindsight.

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    Griezmann.

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    Arda.


    Dembele maybe can replace him soon

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    Zlatan.

    Offloading Etoo + 45M + paying Raiola....Just puked

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    No way was it Arda !!!

    Didn't he have a decent spell for us when we were short of forwards ( Neymar injured ?) .

    Douglas is easily the worst signing , by a mile

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    Ibra. Lost a better striker in Eto'o, he didn't fit, expensive, benched by Bojan :P

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    Of course Guardiola going full retard and swapping Eto'o + 45 mln for Ibrahimovic.

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    Ibra, no one comes close second for me.