Manchester City moved for Greek striker Giorgios Samaras in January 2006 for a fee of £6m after a goal-laden period in the Eredivisie.Standing at 6ft 4in, City fans probably expected a different kind of striker than the one they got.
He scored his one and only goal for the club in a dramatic 3-2 win over West Ham that sealed their survival, and sent the Hammers down.But his one-and-only full campaign at the DW Stadium failed to yield a single goal, and he departed to the Championship. Manchester United broke the bank for the loan signing of Colombian superstar Radamel Falcao on deadline day in September 2014.He returned to the Premier League with Swansea in 2014, and finally broke his duck in the English top-flight.That was it though for Emnes, who failed to find the back of the net in the next two seasons.Dahlin was a key part of the Sweden side which reached the semi-finals of the 1994 World Cup, and arrived at Blackburn from Roma three years later.
He scored four times in 21 league appearances in his first season, but a serious injury in his second limited him to only six more games.
Glenn Hoddle was reshaping Tottenham's forward line and paid £6.25m for the Portuguese marksman.
But his time in England was an unhappy one, he failed to settle and deal with the pace of the top-flight.
Diego Forlan had a magnificent career and became one of the most feared strikers in European football, but the version that played on these shores was a shadow of that player.
After Manchester United gazumped Middlesbrough to his signature in January 2002, the Uruguayan took an incredible 27 games to get off the mark.
It was a surprise, then, that Manchester United came calling in 2003 when his contract expired.