Teams that the transfer market has destroyed
With the summer well underway, that can only mean one thing for football fans all around the world: the football transfer season is fair game and anything can happen.
Whilst there have been many exceptional last-minute transfers to have taken place on deadline day within the summer and the winter windows, there are still a number of times when clubs will look to gamble on players that they are interested in signing.
Of course, as much as anyone who looks for the bonuses at Crikeyslots will already know, it generally pays off for many teams who decide to take the time to research what they are doing and ensure that they get the best deal that they can.
For example, at Everton, the club appear to be in a state of panic signing Premier League has-beens like Andros Townsend having let talented wingers like Ademola Lookman leave for next to nothing – transfer windows and Everton are not the best of friends, for sure.
However, whilst one team will be able to benefit from a player transfer, there will still be another party that may not feel as though they have been able to benefit as much as the other.
Sure, they will have been provided with a sum of money that they will have been happy enough to accept, however they will then have been left with the task of trying to find a suitable replacement.
Many football teams will essentially look at how other players have performed throughout the previous campaign, which can ultimately destroy the teams who have managed to click well together.
The guys at GiveMeSport have managed to compile a list of 1o ‘iconic football teams’ that have had a problem with this very scenario and there are a number of impressive squads that have suffered a dismantlement that can be described to be of epic proportions.
The UEFA Champions League-winning Porto FC team of 2004 were perhaps one of the most dismantled teams known throughout modern history, as even the manager left and took a number of players with him. Jose Mourinho was the man in charge then and he switched to Chelsea, taking Paulo Ferreria and Ricardo Carvalho with him, whilst Deco went to FC Barcelona, Pedro Mendes made the switch to Tottenham Hotspur, Derlei went to Lokomotiv Moscow and Carlos Alberto went to Corinthians.
Ajax’s 1995 UEFA Champions League-winning team was dismantled a decade earlier, with a number of players having all moved on within a couple of years of the Dutch club lifting the prestigious title. 1995 saw Clarence Seedorf leave for Sampdoria, whilst 1996 saw Edgar Davids (AC Milan), Michael Reiziger (AC Milan), Nwankwo Kanu (Inter Milan), Finidi George (Real Betis) whilst 1997 had Marc Overmars (Arsenal) & Patrick Kluivert (AC Milan) both leave.