3 of the worst January transfers in La Liga
The winter transfer window is upon us and every team in La Liga has started their hunt for players who can improve their respective squads. Some signings in the January transfer window turn out be brilliant while others, not so. As the financial backing of the clubs in La Liga has increased, there are more chances of signings which never prove out to be worthy of happening, as no one in today's transfers really know how much a player is worth. Here we take look at those few stinkers that are bound to happen in football.
Here are the some of the worst January transfers in the La Liga ever:
1) Leo Baptistao
The 2013/14 season was a season to forget for the Brazilian striker Leo Baptistao. Making his name at Rayo Vallecano the previous season in 2012, the then 21-year-old was signed by Atletico Madrid in the summer of the 2013/14 season where he was afforded just 5 league starts that season before being loaned out to a struggling Real Betis side in January of 2014.
Baptistao was expected to kick on down in Seville where he was guaranteed game time and had a chance to be a hero of a side involved in a relegation battle. But it didn't really work out for him and Betis as the youngster took 9 games to get his first and only goal for the club and ended up getting more bookings than goal contributions in the green and white stripes.
Real Betis got relegated that season ending the season at the bottom 15 points off safety whereas Baptistao's former teammates at Atleti celebrated a historic league title win. He probably would have been better off warming the bench for the champions rather than joining Real Betis.