Premier League has seen some of the best goal scorers in decades. It has also seen some of the worst men in front of goal. The main reason a team will go all the way to bring in a striker is to get goals. The goal helps the team win matches but the seven stars below failed to live up to expectations. We take a look at forwards several clubs regret buying.
Who are they, take a look;
7. Yaya Sanogo: 31 app- 2 goals
Arsene Wenger has an eye for great players at a tender age but on this one, all Arsenal fans will agree he got all wrong. He signed the young French forward from Ligue 1 side Auxerre who were playing in the second division then. He had scored 10 goals in 13 appearances for them explaining why the Gunners boss thought he was a scoop.
However, he was never a bargain. In two seasons, the forward found the net only once and then he joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan but failed to rediscover his form netting only one goal again bringing his total League tally to 2 goals in 31 appearances. He joined Dutch side Ajax and Championship side Charlton on loan but he was released and he joined Ligue 1 side, Toulouse.
6. Sean Dundee: 5 app- 0 goals
In 1998, Liverpool boss decided to bring in Liverpool Sean Dundee to help out up front after Robbie Fowler injury. The South African-born German striker from Karlsruhe would go on to cost £2m. He played for the Reds at Anfield for five times but he was only firing blanks. They pushed him out almost immediately.
5. El Hadji Diouf: 79 app- 6 goals
Liverpool legendary manager Gérard Houllier made a great decision in his career like giving Steven Gerrard a chance and later making him Captain but he also made expensive mistakes. One of them was signing Senegalese striker El Hadji Diouf for £10m.
We all remember his impressive show in 2002 World Cup where they reached the quarters and so Houllier can be forgiven for thinking he had the real deal. The striker actually scored two goals in his first match, but that was his best match. He struggled and then discipline became a bigger problem ending his Reds stint with only 6 goals in 79 appearances. He went on to play for Bolton, Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers but he never really established himself in England.
4. Lilian Laslandes: 13 app -1 goal
Sunderland dished out £3.6m to sign Lilian Laslandes from Bordeaux but he proved to be another waste of money. He netted only 1 goal in 13 appearances and he had to go.