Ronaldo and Lukaku failed in their return to MU & Chelsea.
After only 1 season of returning to MU, Cristiano Ronaldo sought to flee because the team had fallen sharply and could not attend the Champions League next season. Although CR7 is still in good scoring form at the age of 37, he is just a player in the degraded system of the “Reds”.
Ronaldo and Lukaku both failed to return to MU & Chelsea
But also in the last season Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea and was even more disappointing. In addition to being poorly adapted to the scheme and scoring form going down, Lukaku also angered fans with disrespectful statements towards head coach Thomas Tuchel in particular and the club in general. Now Lukaku defected back to Inter in the hope of revitalizing his career.
They are still not the first to return to the old club only to have years of disappointment. Here are 8 other players who failed to return to their old place.
Costa returned to Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2017 after falling out with manager Antonio Conte at Chelsea. He is no longer in the peak form that helped Atletico win La Liga in 2014 when the next 4 seasons scored only 19 goals in 81 matches, and was suspended for 8 matches in the summer of 2019 for swearing at the referee. The two sides decided to terminate the contract in December 2020 and Costa returned to Brazil to play.
Costa is only a shadow of himself after returning to Atletico
“God” became famous with Liverpool fans when he spent 9 seasons playing for “The Kop” and scored 171 goals in 330 games. However, with the loss of his place to Michael Owen and estranged from coach Gerard Houllier, Fowler moved to Leeds United and then played four seasons for Man City. Fowler finally returned to Liverpool in 2005 but scored only 12 goals in 39 games due to wear and tear injuries and a loose lifestyle off the pitch.
After six glorious seasons with AC Milan, Kaka returned to Real Madrid for nearly 70 million euros, but a knee injury plagued him during four football seasons at the Bernabeu. Back in Milan in the summer of 2013, Kaka was given the vice captaincy, but suffered a serious injury in the first game, and Milan only finished 8th in Serie A and did not win any titles. However, Kaka still left a good reputation with the club when he refused to receive a salary during his treatment.
Cole grew up with Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard at West Ham for five seasons before having seven successful seasons at Chelsea. Returning to West Ham in the summer of 2013 after 10 years away, Cole was no longer in high form due to a knee injury bothering him, he scored just 5 goals in 37 games.
Joe Cole left West Ham in 2003 as a star but when he returned, his career went downhill
The captain of Italy at the 2006 World Cup left Juventus after the Calciopoli scandal to move to Real Madrid and help Real win 2 La Liga titles. He returned to Juventus after his contract expired and played only 1 season at his old club, Cannavaro’s form was quite bad, notably the red card in the defeat to Fulham in the Europa League, which led to an exchange of words with the players. Fans.
Contrary to the examples above, Anelka started out at Paris Saint-Germain but it wasn’t long before moving to Arsenal at the age of 17 and becoming famous in North London. After the defeat at Real Madrid, he returned to PSG for £ 22 million and signed a 6-year contract in the welcome and great expectations of the French public.
But PSG from a Ligue 1 runner-up before Anelka’s arrival had dropped to ninth with the French striker in the role of captain. Anelka was then criticized a lot in the press when she clashed with head coach Luis Fernandez before being pushed to Liverpool on loan.
The Japanese player became famous after two seasons of winning the Bundesliga at Dortmund before being bought by MU for 12 million pounds in the summer of 2012. However, after falling out of favor under David Moyes, Kagawa returned to Dortmund in 2014 but only scored 31 goals in 145 matches on this return, the last season he was pushed to the reserve team and loaned to Besiktas before his contract expired.
Kagawa’s return to Dortmund took longer than the first, but it also struggled
Pogba left MU to become famous at Juventus before returning in 2016 for a record fee of £ 89 million. After 6 years, Pogba only left disappointments from the fans, because in addition to the first season that helped bring the club 2 titles, the French star played very unstable, spent a lot of time recuperating and proved to be lacking in integrity. loyal and dedicated to the club. He continued to “stone” the old team even after the end of his contract this summer, but dropped in price when he was no longer interested in Real Madrid.