Big transfers are a common thing in the richest league in the world – the Premiership. Crazy money is spent, but not all transfers end up as we originally expected.
If we look at the amount of money spent on the transfer and the number of played minutes – it’s easy to see that some clubs paid too much money for these players. For some, tens of millions of euros were unloaded, and they played barely a hundred minutes.
This list is led by Tottenham’s reinforcement Georges-Kevin Nkoudou. A potent 22-year-old was paid 10 million euros but he played only 49 minutes, which means that every 60 seconds the club spent 210,000 euros. Chelsea also was not happy with Michy Batshuayi, which they also bought from Marseille – they spent 158,000 euros per minute that he played (39 million euros for 239 minutes).
The transfer to Premiership did not bring much luck either to Lucas Perez who replaced Deportivo with Arsenal for 20 million euros. The Londoners paid 73,000 euros for every minute of play. Next one is Nampalys Mendy, Leicester’s reinforcement from Nice, who was paid 15 million euros and played 271 minutes (56,000 euros per minute).
Following is the most expensive football player of all time Paul Pogba. He came to Manchester United for 105 million euros, but it turned out that for each played minute (though it was a lot) he cost the Red Devils 40,000 euros.
Though most of the transfers are usually correct ones, these are examples when you simply throw money into thin air.