10 Worst Deals In Sporting History
Southampton manager Graeme Sounness was left with egg on his face in 1996 when he signed a player called Ali Dia to his team. This was done off the back of a phone call from someone who said he was George Weah, a hugely talented player who had been one of the best to play the game of soccer, claiming that Dia was his cousin and a brilliant footballer. It turned out that neither of those claims were true and Dia was later released by the club.
The New York Rangers traded 32-year-old Scott Gomez to Montreal in 2009 after he had recently signed a large contract with them. This not only got a large drain off their wage bill but also allowed them to refresh their squad. Statistical analysis carried out by fans has shown that he has averaged a staggering $3.75 million per goal in the NHL.