Premier League

5 most disappointing signings in the Premier League in 2021

Arjun Singh Devgan
Saul Niguez has struggled for Chelsea this season
Saul Niguez has struggled for Chelsea this season / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

The Premier League is widely considered to be the best and most competitive league in the world, with it playing host to some of the greatest ever players in modern day history. However, for a number of them who do go on to shine in England, there are some who fail to adjust to the pace and power of football in the country.

While they might go on to flourish in England in the future, for now these five players make the list of the most disappointing signings this season.

1. Saul Niguez (Chelsea)

Saul Niguez
Chelsea FC v Juventus: Group H - UEFA Champions League / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Saul Niguez has arguably been the most disappointing signing this season and he tops the list considering that he was widely considered as one of the best midfielders in the world, during his time at Atletico Madrid.

The Spaniard who is clearly talented has struggled to adjust to life at Stamford Bridge and showed he was out of his depth courtesy of horror displays against Aston Villa, Watford and Everton.

2. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)

Romelu Lukaku
Chelsea v Leeds United - Premier League / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

It should be noted that injuries and illness have affected Romelu Lukaku this season, but even when available he has struggled to make the sort of impact that was expected for a striker who cost £97.5million.

The Belgian has managed to scored a meager three goals in the league so far and what is even more damning is that the side looks better without him than with him.

3. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United)

jadon sancho
Norwich City v Manchester United - Premier League / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/GettyImages

Much was expected from Jadon Sancho and while he still has all the time in the world to become a cult hero at Manchester United, his performances so far have been disappointing.

The youngster was brilliant in the Bundesliga and he is yet to click in the league so far, managing to score a solitary goal and yet to register an assist in 13 games.

4. Joe Willock (Newcastle United)

Joe Willock
Newcastle United v Burnley - Premier League / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Joe Willock is yet another example of a player earning a move courtesy of a stunning spell while on loan and Newcastle United fans would be extremely disappointed to see him fail to provide a single contribution in 2021/22.

For a player who cost £25million, Willock would surely be the most disappointing player in terms of money paid.

5. Emiliano Buendia (Aston Villa)

Emiliano Buendía
Aston Villa v Leicester City - Premier League / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Emiliano Buendia was signed by Aston Villa on back of the huge sum of money they got for Jack Grealish and after brilliant performances for Norwich City in the Championship last season - he has failed to step up at a higher level.

One goal and two assists from a player who cost £33million, simply does not justify the money paid by the club for him.