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Opinion: 5 Players Who Have Regressed From World Class To Average Players In Recent Years

Ousmane Dembele is number six.

Even though he was once one of the most feared wingers in football, it's safe to say that Barcelona paid over £105 million for Ousmane Dembele in 2017. During his time in Barcelona, the Frenchman showed glimpses of his potential at the Camp Nou.

In recent years, the player has been plagued by niggling injuries that have diminished his abilities.

In the fifth spot, we have Mauro Icardi.

Prior to his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in 2019, Mauro Icardi was widely considered to be the best goal-scorer in the Italian Serie A.

However, the Argentine striker has had to deal with a place on the bench and has seemingly lost his place as one of the best strikers in the world as a result of this decision.

4) Manchester United's Paul Pogba

When it comes to world-class midfielders, Manchester United's Paul Pogba is another player who has fallen down the rankings in recent years.

Despite signing for a then-record £89 million fee from Manchester United in 2016, the 28-year-old French midfielder has failed to live up to expectations at Old Trafford.

Phillipe Coutinho (Philippe Coutinho)

He was once the best attacking midfielder in the world, but Phillipe Coutinho is now a player who struggles for playing time.

While playing for Liverpool in the English Premier League, the Brazilian midfielder was widely considered to be a world-class player. However, since his record-breaking move to Barcelona in 2018, he appears to have lost his mesmerizing ability and it doesn't look like he'll ever get back to his brilliant best.

Two) Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Aubameyang)

Even though Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has scored more goals for Arsenal this season, it is clear that the Gabonese striker is no longer the feared forward he once was.

Aubameyang's form and consistency have deteriorated since he signed a massive contract with Arsenal last year, and the 32-year-old striker is no longer considered a world-class player.

Eden Hazard is the first name on the list

Eden Hazard has had a rough couple of years, losing his status as one of the most feared attackers in football.

Since his record-breaking move to Real Madrid in 2019, the 29-year-old winger has struggled for consistency and form, with the Chelsea legend now even behind the likes of Vinicuis Junior in the pecking order at Real Madrid.

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