In at 5 we have Man on the post favourite Francis Jeffers , signed for £8 million in 2001 by Arsene Wenger to be the answer to his “Fox in the box” problem 4 Goals in 22 Games soon led to Franny being loaned to Everton before eventually being sold to Charlton 3 years later for the knock down price of £2.6 million , He has recently rocked up at Floriana F.C in Malta.
Number 4 is former Chelsea defensive legend Winston Bogarde , most famous for pocketing £40,000 P/W whist managing a whole 9 appearances in the 4 years he spent in London he once said of his contract “Why should I throw fifteen million Euro away when it is already mine? At the moment I signed it was in fact my money, my contract.”
The Robin to Andri Shevchenko’s Batman the duo formed a fearsome strike partner ship in there years at Dynamo Kiev , whist Batman signed for A.C Milan and went on to become one of Europe’s greatest ever strikers our Number 3 Sergi “Robin” Rebrov moved to Spurs for £11 Million signed by George Graham he scored a dismal 10 goals in 60 appearances , Sold to West Ham he continued his impressive goal scoring with 1 goal in 27 games before heading back to the comfort of Kiev.
Number 2 is a very special entrant for me as a Leeds united fan , Massimo Taibi his record for the red half of Manchester is played 4 conceded 10 including the legendary goal he let run through his legs from a Matt Le Tissier speculative shot. 4 games £4.5 Million pounds and that was it he was shipped of to Reggina for a fee of £2.5 Million.
And so we come to Number 1 Andy Carroll 31 goals in 80 appearances for Newcastle was enough for Liverpool to part with £35 million for the big Geordie front man , a little under two years later we find Andy currently on loan at West Ham United having netted only 6 goals in 42 appearances for Liverpool
Article by Ross Bell
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Ryan is an IT professional by trade and bases all of his football knowledge off of the Premier League, Chelsea and Football Manager.