With Roman Pavlyuchenko today insisting he must leave Tottenham, it made me think back to players of years gone by that have arrived with big reputations only to depart before making any impact whatsoever.
Pavlyuchenko cost £14m just over a year ago, that’s serious money in today’s market for a player that isn’t English. Pav has seen his chances limited under Harry but when he has played, he’s done nothing to justify that huge price tag. We’d be lucky to get £4m for him at the moment.
Other players that immediately come to mind are;
Hélder Postiga, the supposed Portuguese Superstar who turned out to be anything but.
Sergei Rebrov, cost a lot of money but amounted to little.
Kevin-Prince Boateng, a Comolli special, £5.4m of fake royal rubbish.
Who are your biggest Spurs flops?