5 worst Real Madrid signings
Real Madrid have stamped their authority as one of the greatest clubs in the history of world football. Thanks to their immensely rich trophy cabinet, the Spanish club has become the pinnacle of the beautiful game at club football level.
Their success throughout the years is down to the plethora of legends such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Raul, Zinedine Zidane and many more, who have donned the famous white shirt. But, not every player has had the privilege of going down as a legend in the club's history books. Some deals have turned out to be disasters that Real Madrid would rather forget about.
That being said, here's a list of the 5 worst players ever to have played for this glorious club.
#5 Antonio Cassano
Italian forward Antonio Cassano was quite lucky to don the famous white shirt of Real Madrid, albeit for just two years. He was infamous for his acrimonious attitude that led him to part his ways with AS Roma. He jumped at the chance to join Los Blancos when they forked out €5 million in 2006.
Why Real Madrid took a chance with the player is equally mysterious. They had a really good clue about his antiques, while the striker himself hadn't crossed the 20-goal mark even once in his career.
As expected, the move panned out to be horrible, with the club finding it difficult to handle Cassano's attitude. On his part, he found it extremely tough to book a berth in the starting XI and having constant fall-outs with manager Fabio Capello didn't help his case either
From 2006 to 2008, Cassano made only 19 appearances for Los Merengues, finding the net a paltry 4 times in the process. He left the club to join Sampdoria after serving a loan spell with them in his last year with Los Merengues.