Every year deadline day brings an air of anticipation and excitement to football that provides us with shock after shock.
Here I will be looking at the top four flops that have been signed by clubs on deadline day and why they haven't made an impact.
4) Andre Santos to Arsenal (£6.2m)
The Brazilian signed for Arsenal in 2011 and came to the London club with a lot of expectation on his shoulders. Unfortunately for the Gunners, he didn't deliver. A season of inconsistent performances lead him to lose his first team spot and eventually he was loaned out to Gremio half way through the 12/13 season. This summer his Arsenal career came to end after he signed a two year contract with Brazilian club Flamengo.
3) Robinho to Manchester City (£32.5m)
Excitement was the feeling around the City dressing room when Robinho was signed on the last day of the transfer window from Real Madrid. He made an excellent start to his career, scoring on his debut against Chelsea. However an injury hit career at the club meant a premature exit with just 41 appearances. Robinho now plays for Italian giants AC Milan.
2) Fernando Torres to Chelsea (£50m)
When Torres joined Chelsea in the 2011 January transfer window he became the new Premier League transfer record. However this hefty price tag has stayed with him throughout his Chelsea career so far and all of his performances have been strictly critiqued. Although he managed more than 20 goals for the Blues last year in all competitions, he is no where near back to best and probably never will be.
1) Andy Carroll to Liverpool (£35m)
Top of the list has to be the English transfer record - Andy Carroll. When he was at Newcastle he was scoring for fun but when he joined the Reds he managed just six goals in 44 appearances for the club. Now at West Ham he is attempting to revive his career but can the injury-prone player get his career back on track?
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