first_imgLet’s be clear: these players aren’t flops (okay, some are).They are all worth a lot of money, but over the course of the season it’s fair to say their transfer values have dropped.They are bargains in the loosest sense. 4. Luke Shaw – Shaw didn’t seem to have a great season under Jose Mourinho and has been linked with a move away from the club. He may stay and fight for his place in the first team and show his manager he does have the right mentality, but if there is interest in the left-back then a club is likely to pick him up for a few million pounds less than the £27m the club spent on him in 2014. 5. Moussa Sissoko – Sissoko joined Tottenham for £30m in the summer of 2016, but he only started eight Premier League games and when you don’t even start against Millwall then the future doesn’t look good. No one in their right mind would pay half of what Spurs shelled out last season, would they? Maybe it will get better for him in the difficult second season, but along with Claudio Bravo was a bit of a joke to many. 7 2. Riyad Mahrez – At the end of the 2015/16 season, Player of the Year Mahrez would have cost any club an awful lot of money. He was superb as Leicester won the Premier League and he scored 17 goals as well creating 11. Anything less than a £35m offer would have been deemed ridiculous, but now he wants out following the club’s underwhelming season (yes, they reached the Champions League quarter-finals) in what was a very poor title defence. 3. Wilfried Bony – Bony’s value has plummeted since his £25m move to Man City in 2015. He played very infrequently and spent the recent season on loan at Stoke where he also lost his place in the starting line-up. Jon Walters, Mame Biram Diouf, Peter Crouch and Saido Berahino are all ahead of him in the first team and Bony even suggested manager Mark Hughes is not playing him to ‘p*** him off’ or maybe you’re just not that good, mate. 7 7 7 1. Claudio Bravo – Man City fans won’t shed a tear if Bravo, who arrived from Barcelona in a £17m transfer in 2016, is sold when the summer transfer window opens again. Here is a player who receives sarcastic applause when he actually makes a save and, at 34 years old, if he is sold then the club are unlikely to get anywhere what they paid for him. 6. Daniel Sturridge – Sturridge’s stock has plummeted so far that even West Ham are wondering if they can sign him. This is a striker who has played at the very top level; he was part of the Chelsea title winning squad in 2010 and the Champions League victors in 2012, while he formed a deadly partnership with Luis Suarez at Liverpool. Injuries have not helped and it now looks like manager Jurgen Klopp will offload him in the summer. When he’s at his best, he’s too good to sit on the bench. 7 7 7 7. Granit Xhaka – He’s not going anywhere in the summer, but he’s not worth £35m now, is he? The fact Arsenal paid the amount for the midfielder last summer excited a lot of fans – he was the man to add a bit of bite and steel in the centre. His indiscipline meant manager Arsene Wenger was forced to do without him on a number of occasions thanks to two red cards and five bookings. He’s certainly not a flop, but just doesn’t seem to be worth what was spent.last_img read more