1- Ian Wallace and Nottingham Forest 1980/84 and Brest 1984/85
Scottish striker Ian Wallace joined Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest side in 1980 for a then hefty sum (£1.25 million). In his four seasons there he was unable to justify the sum and was sold to French club Brest ijn 1984 for a a fraction of that price (£100,000).
His spell at Brest (1984/85) was also disappointing and he left in midseason to join Sunderland.
Photo From: Onze, Issue 106, October 1984(Ian Wallace at Brest, 1984/85)
2- Edgar Davids and AC Milan 1996/97
Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids was one of the first well known Bosman free transfers after he joined AC Milan with fellow Ajax Teammate Michael Reiziger in 1996. However, his spell there was disappointing under successive managers Oscar Washington Tabarez, Arrigo Sacchi and especially Fabio Capello in the Fall of 1997.
He left midway through the 1997/98 season joining Juventus to jump start his career.
Photo From: World Soccer, October 1996
(Edgar Davids, August 14, 1996, Ajax Amsterdam 0-AC Milan 3 (Amsterdam Arena Inauguration))
3- Bernard Pardo and Paris St. Germain 1991/92
French National Team midfielder Bernard Pardo was transferred to Paris St. Germain in the summer of 1991 by club President Bernard Tapie.
He included Pardo, along with Laurent Fournier and Bruno Germain in a three to one deal to acquire Jocelyn Angloma in exchange.
Pardo had been injured from the previous season and failed to make an impact at PSG with Arthur Jorge at the helm and made only a number of appearances before retiring as a professional at the end of the season.
Photo From: World Soccer, March 1991
(Bernard Pardo at Olympique Marseille, 1990/91)
4- Luca Fusi and Juventus 1994/95
Former National Team midfielder Luca Fusi left Torino in 1994 to join cross town rivals Juventus with new Manager Marcelo Lippi.
However, he failed to adapt to the new all conquering side and only made few appearances before departing the following season.
Photo From: Tutto Calcio, 94-95
(Luca Fusi at Juventus, 1994/95)
Photo From: Calciatori 1991-92, Campionato Italiano Serie A, Panini
(Luca Fusi at Torino, 1991/92)
5- Lahzami Temime and Olympique Marseille, 1979/81
Tunisian striker Lahzami Temime joined French club Olympqiue Marseille in the summer of 1979 after catching their eye during the 1978 World Cup.
However, his stay there was disappointing as many believed he was unable to adapt to a new (for him) Professional surrounding of European Football.
Photo From: Mondial, old series, Issue 15, April 1978
(Tunisia’s Lazhami Temime)