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OPINION: Six Times That Barcelona Played A Losing Game In The Transfer Market

Barcelona is one of the best clubs in the world, but the club's board of directors appears to have made several mistakes in the transfer market in recent years. There are certain players who the club paid a lot of money to sign, but they didn't make a lot of money from their sales.

1. Athletico Madrid: Antoine Griezmann (€120 million/on loan)

In 2019, Barcelona signed Antoine Griezmann from Spanish champions Atletico Madrid for a transfer fee of €120 million, although he was loaned back to the club with an option to buy for €40 million. That was a sloppy game in my opinion; he didn't offer the supporters what they wanted. He made his second Atletico Madrid debut today.

2. Athletico Madrid: Luis Suarez (€81.7 million/€7 million)

Luis Suarez was signed by Barcelona from Liverpool in the English Premier League. The Uruguayan forward performed admirably for the club, but he was sold for just €7 million after the club spent €81.7 million on him. He proved to the rest of the world that Barcelona committed a mistake by assisting Atletico Madrid to the La Liga title.

3. Atletico Madrid: David Villa (€40 million/€2.1 million).

David Villa, a former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid attacker, was purchased by Barcelona for a sum of €40 million, but he was sold for only €2.1 million.

4. Besiktas: Miralem Pjanic (60 million euros/loan)

Miralem Pjanic, a Bosnian midfielder, did not get the chance he deserved at Barcelona, thus the club chose to loan him to Besiktas in Turkey. I'm not sure if the club will sell the midfielder for the same amount of money after signing him for a transfer fee of €60 million.

5. Galatasaray: Adam Turan (€34m/Free)

Barcelona paid €34 million for the Turkish midfielder, but he departed the club as a free agent.

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