The French sensation is a prodigy, and Barcelona has acquired his services, but he didn’t come cheap. With a deal worth over 100 million euros Dembele’s career was blighted by injuries, but he came around and finished the season on a high, but he is being paid £220,000/week, which is a bit too much if you consider Iniesta who is being paid 60,000 pounds less than him. Dembele will surely be the man to look out for in the future, but paying such an exorbitant price for such a young player is grossly inappropriate.
You may have forgotten that Toure is still a part of Manchester City, and there is nothing to feel stupid for that. The Ivorian has appeared sporadically over the course of two seasons under Pep, and has managed a handful of games and hasn’t been the same player he was about 2-3 years ago. He is a City legend without doubt, and he was an enigma at the centre of the pitch with the ball on his feet, but he has reached the twilight of his career, and being paid such a hefty amount will surely tickle other players and fans.
Once one of the most coveted assets of Premier League, Alexis Sanchez is nowhere near his best since he joined Manchester United and all this happened within a span of six months. He is a dangerous player, and on his day he can wreak havoc, but much of United’s slack play and pointless ball possession directly related to Sanchez who has been trying hard to win over the fans and make a decisive contribution, but has failed to do so. He was brilliant in the Manchester Derby, but again his form dipped.
Now, he has age by his side, and the next season will surely see him make the most out of it, but for the time being paying such prices for his service is leaking United’s pocket.
Once the most expensive player in the World, Bale is struggling to get into Zidane’s plans and is currently behind Vazquez and Asensio in the pecking order. The Cardiff Express has won 3 Champions League titles, one La liga, and a Copa Del Rey title alongside 3 FIFA Club World Cups and other honours, but he hasn’t been Real’s main man in any one of them. For someone who was touted as the next Galactico Bale’s return is underwhelming, and Real could well sell him in the upcoming transfer market. Real isn’t Ronaldo dependent anymore, but the Portuguese is an ever-present figure, but Bale hasn’t shown the grit or the performances to take on the baton.
Grazianno Pele became a household name when he was playing for Southampton FC, and showed his immense strength and positional play as a lone striker or a target man. He got into Italy’s squad to Euro 2016, but then things spiralled downwards. Well, not everything, Pele now plies his trade for ShadongLunang, and is paid an exorbitant price. He has score twice and assisted four times since his joining, and to pay such a price for that kind of return, it would suggest a bad deal. The Chinese side is looking to offload the player, and rightly so.
Oscar was one of Brazil’s brightest stars and it seemed they found a replacement to Kaka, but his decision to move to China may well have put curtains to his dream of donning a Selecao jersey ever again. Oscar is weaving magic in the Chinese league, but is feels sad to see such an entertaining young player bow out of competitive leagues so soon.
He could always make a comeback but he has admitted he likes his life in China, and is already a fan favourite alongside another Brazilian Hulk. It is a shame although to see Oscar getting paid more than the likes of Ronaldo and Griezmann.