1- Frank McAvennie and West Ham United 1989/92
Scottish striker Frank McAvennie had a successful spell at West Ham United where the side finished third in 1986. After a spell at Celtic Glasgow, McAvennie re-joined West Ham for a second spell in March 1989.
However, this second spell was disappointing and he left on a free transfer to Aston Villa in 1992.
Photo From: Panini, World Cup 1986
(Scotland’s Frank Mc Avennie)
2- Carlos Secretario and Real Madrid 1996/97
Portuguese right back joined Real Madrid in the summer of 1996 from Porto. However, he failed to settle and made few appearances as Team Manager Fabio Capello’s first choice was the Italian Christian Panucci at the position.
He re-joined Porto midway through the following season in January 1998.
Photo From: Panini, Europa 96
3- Dragan Stojkovic and Olympique Marseille, 1990/91
Yugoslavia midfielder Dragan Stojkovic was a high profile transfer for Olympique Marseille in 1990. He had just finished an excellent World Cup as well and much was expected of him.
However, shortly after joining he suffered a serious injury that sidelined for months and he was not the same player as before once fit.
He was loaned to Verona (1991/92) before returning to OM, but would still not have the desired impact upon his return.
Photo From: World Soccer, November 1991
(Dragan Stojkovic, May 29, 1991, Champions Cup, Red Star Belgrade 0-Olympqique Marseille 0)
4- Robert Fleck and Chelsea 1992/95
Scottish striker Robert Fleck joined Chelsea in 1992 from Norwich City for a significant sum (£2.1 million). However, he failed to settle and spent three uneventful seasons before rejoining Norwich City in September 1995.
Photo From: Panini Football, 92-93
(Robert Fleck at Chelsea, 1992/93)
5- Juan Pablo Sorin and Juventus 1995/96
Teenage Argentina International Juan Pablo Sorin joined Juventus from Argentinos Juniors in the summer of 1995.
However, he failed to make an impact and within months returned to Argentinean Football and River Plate to earn more playing time.
Photo From: World Soccer, November 1995
(Juan Pablo Sorin at Juventus, 1995/96)