The January transfer window is usually labelled as the promise land amongst football fans desperate to see their clubs reinforce the team.
But signing that big-name player isn't so easy halfway through the season with much of the talent coming at a premium if available at all.
Your team still needs to sign someone though, anyone. "Just get some numbers in for goodness sake," I hear you scream.
"Sign someone, anyone. No wait, don't sign him!"
It's a classic case of being careful what you wish for.
Click through to see eight signings that left fans feeling like they'd been conned.