1- Duncan Ferguson and Rangers Glasgow 1993/94
Duncan Ferguson was a Scottish striker on the rise at Dundee United when he joined big spending giants Rangers Glasgow in the summer of 1993. However, strike partners Ally McCoist and Mark Hateley restricted his appearances, not to mention off the field problems.
He was relieved when Everton signed him in October 1994 (first on loan and then permanent) and he responded with many key goals that led to FA Cup glory at the end of the season.
Photo From: Planete Foot, April 1996
(Duncan Ferguson at Everton)
2- Brian Laudrup and AC Milan 1993/94
Danish midfielder joined AC Milan in the summer of 1993 after Fiorentina had been relegated. However, due to foreign player restrictions, he only made a few appearances, as Zvonimir Boban, Dejan Savicevic and Marcel Desailly were the starting foreigners, not to mention Jean-Pierre Papin. He gladly transferred to Rangers Glasgow in the summer of 1994 and enjoyed his time there.
Photo From: World Soccer, September 1993
(Brian Laudrup being presented as an AC Milan player with Manager Fabio Capello)
3- Pedrag Spasic and Real Madrid 1990/91
Yugoslav defender Pedrag Spasic joined Real Madrid in the summer of 1990 to replace the departing Argentine Oscar Ruggeri. He, like the rest of his teammates had a nightmarish season and never seemed to settle. He was transferred out to Osasuna at the end of the season.
Photo From: World Soccer, October 1990
(Pedrag Spasic at Real Madrid, 1990/91)
4- Marino Magrin and Juventus 1987/89
Italian midfielder Marino Magrin joined Juventus in the summer of 1987 after many solid seasons at Atalanta. He was there to replace the retiring Michel Platini. In two seasons there, he was never able to make his mark, as he like the rest of the team went into a decline.
In the summer of 1989, he joined Verona.
Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, June 20-26, 1984
(Marino Margin at Atalanta, 1983/84)
5- Hendrie Kruzen and PSV Eindhoven 1988/89Dutch midfielder seemed to have a promising future when PSV Eindhoven signed him in the summer of 1988 from Den Bosch. He was part of the victorious 1988 UEFA European Championship winning squad and appeared to have a chance in the national team midfield following Arnold Muhren’s retirement. However, he was unable to break into the PSV squad and after just a few appearances he was loaned back to his previous club Den Bosch and was transferred outright thereafter.
Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(Hendrie Kruzen, May 24, 1988, Holland 1-Bulgaria 2)