Xherdan Shaqiri was the worst signing in the English Premier League (EPL) this season.
Global soccer media outlet Goal.com released its list of the worst EPL signings of the 2022-23 season today, ranking players from 1 to 21.
The honor goes to the top of the list. He left Everton for Tottenham ahead of the season. The move, which cost €50 million in basic transfer fees, is the second most expensive transfer in Tottenham’s history. As a big-boned striker in the EPL,안전놀이터 it was expected that he would synergize with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, but the reality was quite the opposite.
In the league, he had one goal and four assists. In cup competitions, he has only scored two goals in eight games. He hasn’t lived up to his transfer fee at all. Naturally, criticism has been directed at the Frenchman: “His transfer fee is too high to use the excuse that he hasn’t played much due to injuries. Injury management is also a skill for players.
It’s also hard to blame Antonio Conte’s tactical decisions for his lack of form. He scored 10 goals for Everton last season when they were in the EPL relegation zone. At this point, it’s not surprising that he’s being compared to Tanguy Ndombele, one of the worst signings in Toffees history.
In the end, he was judged in the same way as Ndombele. “With Conte at the helm, Tottenham were expected to be clear title contenders with the additions of Yves Bissouma, Cristian Romero, and Higuain. However, despite being the second highest transfer fee in the club’s history, he has scored just one goal in the league. He hasn’t really settled in at Tottenham,” he said.
He was also named in the Daily Mail’s top eleven worst EPL signings of the 2022-23 season, which was published on March 13.