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5 Talented Players Who Flopped In The Premier League

The Premier League is regarded as the greatest league in the world, yet the wealth and awards on offer cannot conceal the infamous English climate.

Regularly, footballers from Europe and farther afield are enticed to our shores by the prospect of a larger salary and the chance to compete against top opposition.

Nonetheless, there have been several examples of players blaming the weather for their inability to adjust and difficulties on the field.

When Frenkie de Jong was quizzed this week about transfer rumours to Manchester United, the English climate was brought up once again.

Former coach Erik ten Hag is said to be interested in the Netherlands international midfielder, and Barcelona is rumoured to be exploring a sale.

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1. Balotelli

The majority of the coverage surrounding the former Liverpool and Manchester City striker centred on his off-field antics.

During a three-year stint with the Citizens, Balotelli helped them win the Premier League and the FA Cup, before returning to Italy with AC Milan.

A return to Liverpool did not work out for either side, and it was during this second tenure that the Italy international expressed his displeasure with the weather.

2. Di Maria

The signing of the great player from Real Madrid by Manchester United in 2014 was a victory, but it almost immediately turned into a nightmare.

After getting off to a promising start, Di Maria’s performance began to suffer, and a year later, he moved for PSG.

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3. Dzeko

Before joining Roma in 2016, the former Manchester City attacker had already won two titles in the Premier League, one in the FA Cup, and one in the League Cup.

Dzeko’s response to rumours about the 2020 Premier League season was revealed by the commentator for BT Sport, Ian Darke.

4. Nolito

After moving from Celta Vigo to Manchester City in 2016, the Spanish forward had a terrible season after making the move. Before joining Sevilla, Nolito played in a total of 30 games and scored six goals.

5. Zaza

Simone Zaza’s 2016 move to West Ham was deemed a “big mistake” by the majority, if not all, club supporters.

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The loan agreement between Juventus and the club was terminated in January of the following year.

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