Three Players Who Failed To Make It Big After An Amazing First Season; Featuring Former Arsenal And Liverpool Stars

There comes a season in which you feel a player has done amazingly well and the player gets linked with all the major clubs around Europe. In the recent examples, some players who have had an amazing season and gone down are Adnan Januzaj, Romelu Lukaku or maybe Harry Kane, who knows. Kane impressed after some not so successful loan moves and was thought to be leaving Tottenham but the English man has overcame all odds and scored a sky rocketing 21 goals last season. Today, we look at three players among those who were tipped for greatness but failed miserably.

Jose Antonio Reyes:

Jose Antonio Reyes joined Arsenal from Sevilla on the very first day of the year of 2004 for an estimated fee of around 20 million euros. It was the season of 2003/04, the biggest year in the history of Arsenal and the best phase of Arsene Wenger’s career with the Gunners as they were on course to create history and were about to become the Invincibles. Come January of 2004, Reyes joined Arsenal after performing well for Sevilla.

The Gunners had an amazing squad and enormous talents to their disposal. Reyes was thought to be one of them as he had initially showed some amazing spark and creativity by scoring crucial goals in FA Cup and the Champions League (who could forget his goals against Chelsea). However, after that sparkling start his career completely fizzled out and was loaned to Real Madrid. Reyes’ performances took a massive hammering and he moved to cross town rivals Atletico Madrid for 12 million euros. Constant injuries and dip in performances meant that his career never stabilized and was subsequently loaned to Portuguese giants SL Benfica in the 2008/09 season. In 2012, he signed again for his hometown club Sevilla and well his career has still been a mystery. From a major sensation to an averagish player Jose Antonio Reyes has seen it all and has been plagued by bad luck.

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Written by Neerav Talreja

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