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EPL Summer Transfers 2015-16 Flop XI

artur boruc
Boruc’s errors led to a 5-1 defeat of Bournemouth against Tottenham
Zain Mahmood
Modified 25 Jan 2016, 17:34 IST

Every transfer window brings with it some top signings, lots of rumours, hype and negotiations finally leading to a player putting pen on paper and signing for a new club. New blood is always exciting and has been one of the best ways to boost morale within the squad.Some of the good signings have been qualified successes. They were brought when a need was identified, and they fully met and exceeded whatever was expected of them.On the other hand, sometimes it just does not go right. At times, it’s the fault of the player who fails to integrate to a new club and cannot carry on his past exploits. At times, it’s on the club for failing to identify a proper fit and not choosing the right player. And at times, it’s just something that happened, where the player had a logical role in the side but it just did not click for him.We take a look at some of these players (including one or two who are on loan but still haven’t lived up to what was expected of them) and put them in a 3-4-1-2 formation.

#1 GK: Artur Boruc

After a successful loan spell at Bournemouth in the 2014/15  season where the Cherries lifted the Championship trophy, Boruc was released by his original club Southampton. He then moved permanently to Bournemouth as a free agent. Being the club’s first choice goalkeeper, Boruc has failed to guard the Bournemouth backline with any assurity whatsoever.

After a series of poor mistakes on 25 October in a league match against Tottenham, where Bournemouth were trounced 5-1 by Tottenham, the Polish goalkeeper was benched. This followed a spell on the bench as Adam Federici took over the gloves.

Lately, Boruc has returned to the helm and has looked better as of now. He has to keep that form up and keep his new side out of the relegation zone for this move to be regarded as a success.

Notable mention: Adam Bogdan (we can’t call him a flop since he was not expected to perform well by many in the first place)

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Published 24 Jan 2016, 18:48 IST
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