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5 of the most overrated players still plying their trade in the Premier League

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The Golden Boy has been anything but golden in recent years
The Golden Boy has been anything but golden in recent years

The Premier League is the most popular football league in the world, without a doubt. The division boasts some of the most prized assets of world football and is definitely one of the most attractive leagues for players.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, David De Gea and a long list of high profile names adorn the jerseys for various Premier League teams with the huge wages and mind-boggling transfer fees paid by the clubs also having their fair share of the newsreel and adding pomp and pride to the title.

Here, let's take a look at those players, who are still on the books of the top 6 premier league sides, but do not deserve to be there after multiple disappointing outings not worthy of the hype they deserve.

#5 Theo Walcott

Arsenal fans thought they had landed the next Thierry Henry when they signed English football's hottest prospect from Southampton, around 10 years back.

The 17-year-old, who was listed in England's squad to travel for the World Cup in Germany, showed early glimpses of promise and fizzled out.

At the moment, Theo Walcott is way off the pecking order for Arsenal's starting eleven. The fairy tale has not gone the way it was supposed to go.

His horrible reading of the play and his frustrating tendency of straying offside despite having the pace to keep any defender on their toes have raised scrutiny from all sides.

Theo Walcott can still be a useful outlet for a mid-table squad, but staying at Arsenal doesn't help his cause or the team's, and any outside chance of Theo making the 2018 World Cup would depend on whether or not he seals a move away from the Emirates.

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