10 Worst signings in Real Madrid history

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[content_item title=”Emerson”]



The Brazilian midfielder joined Real Madrid for £16,000,000 in 2006



[content_item title=”Walter Samuel (2004)”]

Real Madrids Argentine defender Walter Samuel celebrates after he scored against Albacete during a Spanish league soccer match at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid Sunday Nov. 14, 2004. (AP Photo/Paul White)

He arrived at Madrid for £23,000,000 from Roma and in 2005 Samuel returned to Inter for £14,000,000 and regained his form.



[content_item title=”Nicholas Anelka (1999)”]


l'ancien attaquant français d'Arsenal, Nicolas Anelka, montre son nouveau maillot, le 05 août 1999 à Madrid, lors d'une conférence de presse dans les locaux de son nouveau club, le Real Madrid, après avoir signé un contrat de sept ans avec le club madrilène. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) French striker Nicolas Anelka displays his Real Madrid new jersey 05 August in Madrid during a press conference. Arsenal announced in London 04 August that it had finally signed a deal that their disgruntled striker Nicolas Anelka transferred to Real Madrid at a cost of around 37.5 million dollars. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO AFP/ERIC CABANIS/ec/dlb/ao (Photo credit should read ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)

He had initial success at Madrid, but soon fell out of favour with fans, fellow players, and new coach Vicente del Bosque, at one point receiving a 45-day suspension for refusing to train.



[content_item title=”Thomas Gravesen (2005)”]



He failed to impress in a defensive midfield role which he was not comfortable with as that was not where he played for Everton.



[content_item title=”Antonio Cassano (2006)”]


Newly signed Italian Real Madrid striker Antonio Cassano, right, holds his shirt with Real Madrid's vice-president Emilio Butragueno, left, during his presentation in the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006. Cassano has signed a contract to stay with the club until 2010, making him only the second Italian player ever to play for the famed Spanish side. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)




[content_item title=”Javier Saviola (2007)”]






[content_item title=”Royston Drenthe (2007)”]





[content_item title=”Julien Faubert (2009)”]




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