2. Ibrahim Afellay
When he arrived at Barcelona in 2011, Ibrahim Afellay was one of the most promising prospects who had emerged out of the Netherlands with PSV Eindhoven. However, the player’s career went down the wrong path as he managed to get only 35 appearances for the club in his four-year tenure at the club, scoring only twice!
On top of that, he also served dismal loan spells at Schalke and Olympiakos. With Barcelona signing Neymar and Suarez during his loan spells with the aforementioned clubs, the Dutchman stood no chance of becoming a regular ahead of the two giants. As a result, he left for Stoke City on a free in 2015 and has been there ever since.
1. Bojan Krkic
In the 2007-08 season under Frank Rijkaard, the youngster recorded 12 goals and 6 assists in 48 appearances. Those numbers are really impressive, considering he was just a 17-year-old and representing one of the giants in world football.
However, fortunes took a turn for the worse when Pep Guardiola replaced Frank Rijkaard as the steward of the club. Bojan displayed his reluctance in joining the Barca B team after getting a taste of first-team football. As a result, his relationship with Guardiola started deteriorating and the number of minutes he got to play dwindled as well.
Finally, the youngster left for Roma in 2011. He did return at the start of season 2013-14, but failed to make an impact and was loaned out to Ajax. Currently, he lies forgotten, serving a loan spell at Deportivo Alaves from Stoke City.