Leeds United is one of the biggest clubs in England. Over the years many great players have played for the club. However, the club also have had some terrible players in their history. In this article, let us have a look at some of the worst Leeds United signings ever.
Considering price, performance, appearances, wage etc, here are the ten worst Leeds United signings ever.
10. Lee Sharpe
Lee Sharpe played a key role in Manchester United’s resurgence under Sir Alex Ferguson in the early 1990s. He became Leeds’ joint-record signing when he arrived for £4.5 million in 1996.
He struggled to make an impact, however, and after sitting out the entire 1997-98 season with an injury he was cast aside by David O’Leary.
9. Darren Huckerby
Darren Huckerby was signed for £6 million from Coventry City in 1999. He previously played solely as a central striker, but was forced out wide by the weight of top forwards available to David O’Leary.
He spent 18 months at Elland Road, scoring only six goals. Huckerby was then sold to Manchester City for just over half what Leeds paid for him.
8. Tomas Brolin
The driving force behind Sweden’s Euro 92 and World Cup 94 campaigns was a huge flop in English football. He went on to become one of the worst Leeds United signings ever, following his £4.5million move from Parma in 1995.
He was a massive disappointment, given the transfer fee and excitement surrounding his arrival, but injuries and personality clashes were more the problem, rather than performance.
7. Frank Strandli
Imposing striker Strandli joined Leeds in 1993 during their unsuccessful title defence having been a shining light in his native Norway.
Despite scoring on his debut, though, he struggled to adapt to the English game and left just a year later having contributed two goals in 16 appearances. He will be remembered as one of the worst Leeds United signings ever.