Real Madrid is one of the greatest clubs in the world of football. The Los Blancos are the only European club to win the UEFA Champions League trophy two times in a row since 1992. They also have the record of having won the most prestigious club competition in European football 13 times.
The Spanish giants are one the richest football clubs on the planet. The Bernabeu side have the capability to sign any player they want.
They had great players in their history including The Galacticos recruited during Florentino Pérez’s presidency at Madrid capital side.
Some players do succeed at the Santiago Bernabeu; while others fail to make their mark and the eventually decide to offload them.
Now, let’s take a look at top 5 signings that Real Madrid want their fans to forget due to their poor performances at the club.
5. Elvir Baljic – Winger
Baljic had a spectacular season at Fenerbahçe in 1998-99 with extraordinary performances which made him a target for big European clubs.
The Bosnian joined Real Madrid in 1999, but his €26 million move was followed by injuries. The forward has had a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee just before the start of the season.
Baljic was sent back to Fenerbahçe on loan deal during summer 2000 transfer window before his contract was terminated by mutual consent in 2002.
4. Antonio Cassano – Forward
Real Madrid signed Antonio Cassano in 2006 from Roma becoming the second ever Italian player to sign for Madrid side.
Cassano, who had a successful 5-year spell at Roma, ruined his career at Santiago Bernabeu by consistently lacking discipline.
The Italian was suspended for a lack of respect many times before his disciplinary problems saw him leave for Sampdoria move.
3. Julien Faubert – Right-winger
France international winger Faubert joined Real Madrid on loan deal from Premier League side West Ham in January 2009.
Faubert, who is also capable to play as right-back was signed with an option to buy him at the end of the season.
The Frenchman’s loan to Madrid was underwhelming, as he returned to London after making only 2 appearances for the club.
The winger has once missed Real Madrid training when he mistakenly thought he had the day off.
He is also renowned for his scandal of falling asleep on the bench during a match between Real Madrid and Villareal.