The team that is known as Wolverhampton Wanderers FC today, was once known as St. Luke when it was formed. John Baynton and John Brodie had formed it in the year 1877. In 1889 the club was given Molineux stadium which is filled with good atmosphere and cheerful Wolves fans.
The journey of Wolves has been a roller coaster ride. There have been decisions that have created history and there also have been decisions that can be contemplated as the worst managerial decisions. People blame the fluctuations in ownership of these decisions.
Many things are responsible for the performance of a team. It is the set of players, the coaching staffs, managers, the coordination amongst players, the coordination between players and staffs, etc. All of these act as important factors behind the performance of the teams.
The Wolves are one team that has seen both the sunrise, sunset and sunrise again. The failure of the team was a testing time for the players and the fans. There have been many signings that have resulted adversely for Wolverhampton. In this article, we will have a look at some of the worst Wolves signings ever.
Based on performance, impact, loyalty, signing fee and behaviour, here are the 10 worst Wolves signings ever.
6. Freddy Eastwood
How can we forget Freddy Eastwood? Freddy was on fire when he was playing for Southend. He was brought in with a lot of anticipation. Wolves thought they had landed themselves another star when Freddy Eastwood put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Molineux for £1.5m.
But when Freddy was handed over the jersey of the Wolves, his performance was dismal. The club held special mentoring sessions for Eastwood, but it resulted in futile. The player could score only 3 goals for the Wolves in the 31 appearances. This was absurd. Seeing this Mick handed him to Coventry only a year later.
5. Nathan Byrne
Nathan Byrne was an excellent player when he played for his previous club Tottenham Hotspur. He was the third biggest deal of 2015-16 season. There was a lot of things that was expected from him and rightfully so.
But the right-back disappointed his fans on the field and as well as with his decision to transfer himself to Wigan Athletic. The fans were outraged when this news about Nathan came in media. Nathan only played 24 matches for Wolves and deservingly earns a place among the worst Wolves signings ever.
4. Jamie O’ Hara
If we talk about the most disappointing performances, O’Hara’s name would feature that list for sure. Jamie was brought from Tottenham Hotspur. What was a much bigger news breaker was the fact that the club had invested around €5 million on the player.
When you invest such a big amount you want them to be loyal and play for the club with passion. The player appeared for 17 times. He had some good performances. But his performances were not consistent.