Top 10: Biggest transfer losses in Premier League history (9)

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3=. Alberto Aquilani

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Bought for: £20m by Liverpool in 2009

Sold for: Nominal fee to Fiorentina in 2012

Loss: £20m

Liverpool quickly feature again in a double effort of despair at number three, with Italian playmaker Alberto Aquilani's expensive switch to Anfield effectively a disaster from the word go.

Aquilani started just nine Premier League games for the Reds and was never given a proper run of matches to show the talent that regularly gives him a starting berth for the Italian national side, before being allowed to join Juventus and then Fiorentina in short-term loan spells.

The Reds eventually took a massive hit on the midfielder when he joined Fiorentina permanently for a nominal fee in 2012, with a reactionary transfer policy at Anfield in the recent past once again understandably called into question.

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