#10. Steward Downing (Liverpool, €22.8 Million)
The England international earned a big money move to Liverpool following consistently strong showings with Aston Villa. Indeed, the winger with one of the sweetest left foots in the game, deserved a chance to play for one of the most successful clubs in English football. However, it appeared that the gamble had backfired horribly with the Englishman struggling to put any sort of consistency into his displays which effectively sealed his fate at the club.