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Premier League: Worst transfers of 2013/2014

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Chamakh has joined Crystal Palace (©GettyImages)
Chamakh has joined Crystal Palace (©GettyImages).

All 20 Premier League clubs have brought in at least one player so far this summer and they still have enough time to add to their squads before the window shuts in September.

But what players are likely to disappoint when the Premier League starts next Saturday? 

This is a list of flops who have moved in the current transfer window.

Marouane Chamakh

After a devastating spell at Arsenal, Chamakh has now signed for Ian Holloway's Crystal Palace. 

I think it will be really hard for the forward to get his form back on playing for Crystal Palace which are highly likely to be in the bottom three next season. 

Made a loan move to West Ham United last January, managed three caps, scoring not one goal, Chamakh does not look like he's cut out for the Premier League.

Nacer Chadli

I think there will be limited opportunities of first-team football for Nacer Chadli next season, with both Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale on the wings for Tottenham. 

However, this situation might be different if Tottenham end up selling Bale.

All-in-all I think the winger will have a dreadful time in England and will be a substitute through-out the season for Spurs. 

Chadli can't be considered as a consistent player which will make it even harder for him to earn a first team spot, although he had three good years playing for FC Twente.

Andre Schurrle

With Chelsea's attack force being superb for the upcoming season, I think Schurrle will not make his mark on the Premier League. 

With the likes of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku, Oscar and Kevin De Bruyne already competing for the same spot, the German will quickly get lost in the Chelsea squad, not much different that what we saw from Marko Marin last season.

The 22-year-old did not impress during Chelsea's pre-season matches, and will end up as a substitute under new boss Jose Mourinho.

Fernandinho

It would be a shame to see Fernandinho get lost in the Manchester City squad after being signed for a massive £30million. 

Although I think that's exactly what's going to happen. I feel as Fernandinho will never adapt properly in the Premier League, after playing in Ukraine since 2005. 

After putting on incredible performances for Shakhtar in the Champions League last season, many will disagree with this, but entering the Premier League will be a whole different scene for the Brazilian.

Only being capped five times for Brazil, Fernandinho lacks top-class experience, despite Shakhtar's impressive run in the Champions League for the past few years.

Iago Aspas

Has put out solid performances during Liverpool's pre-season matches, but much like Fabio Borini, I feel the Spaniard was a risky investment for Liverpool.

If Luis Suarez is to stay at Liverpool, Aspas will find it hard to get first-team football in the Premier League. 

The forward has scored 61 goals in 233 appearances in his career, but only 12 of these goals have come in the La Liga.

Aspas has played for Celta Vigo his entire professional career, and only one season in the top tier in Spain, where he managed 12 goals in 36 appearances.

Both available for the role of a striker and an attacking midfielder, the 26-year-old won't bring much to the table when it comes to Liverpool's attack force.

Jozy Altidore

Highly controversial after a fantastic last season for AZ Alkmaar, but I really doubt Altidore will enjoy his stay in England.

The 23-year-old has played in the Premier League once before, when he was at Hull City during 2009/2010 season. 

He netted one goal for the club, in 28 appearances for the club.

Failing to impress for Villareal, Xerez, Bursaspor and Hull City in his career, I feel his stay at Sunderland will be much of the same. 

Has enjoyed success playing in Holland, but is far from good enough to make it in the Premier League.

Overall I really doubt Paolo Di Canio's managerial skills, and I think the American will suffer major goal drought this season.

 

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