5 players who flopped after being hyped

From left: Eden Hazard, Philippe Coutinho, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

5 players who flopped after being hyped

Fabian Simiyu 10:13 - 05.01.2023

Eden Hazard has flopped at Real Madrid and the club wants to offload him at the end of the 2022/23 season

When a player moves from one club to another, it is always for the purpose of strengthening the squad and registering more wins in the league.

Winning cannot happen if top players don't perform. There have been cases of top talents who have ended up ghosting on the pitch despite being backed by their fans.

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard's career was turned into a nightmare after joining Real Madrid from Chelsea in 2019. His career at Chelsea was great and that is when he opted to move to Real Madrid.

Eden Hazard of Real Madrid during the Copa del Rey match between CD Cacereno and Real Madrid at Estadio Principe Felipe on January 3, 2023.

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The hype around his move to Madrid was unimaginable and some of his fans build castles in the air beating their chestds stating that Hazard was going to be a key player at Madrid.

Truth be told, Hazard has only scored four goals for Madrid in 51 appearances for the Spanish giants.

Philippe Coutinho

Life has never been the same again for Philippe Coutinho after ditching Liverpool for Barcelona in 2018 in a surprising turn of events.

Aston Villa midfielder Philippe Coutinho (23) during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa at the City Ground, Nottingham, England on October 10, 2022.

Things didn't work out for Coutinho at Barcelona as he ended up scoring 17 goals in 76 appearances. Barcelona couldn't bear with him anymore and he was offloaded to Aston Villa in 2022 on loan before making a permanent move.

He impressed at Villa during his first days at the club but went back to the old Philippe afterward.

Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is having a rough time at Chelsea after quitting Barcelona for The Blues. The Gabonese forward has scored one goal only in 8 appearances for The Blues.

Chelsea's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates his goal with Thiago Silva during the Premier League match against Crystal Palace on October 1, 2022.

His move to Chelsea brought about mixed reactions with a majority of his fans hyping him and stating that he was going to be a valuable player for Chelsea. Aubameyang is usually on the bench for Chelsea even in major matches.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Al-Nassr after enduring a nightmare in England during his second stint with Manchester United. His comeback to England brought about joy to United fans.

Cristiano Ronaldo [Instagram]

His first season with the Red Devils was a success but things failed to work during the second season. His game was downgraded and Erik ten Hag started to bench him.

Ten Hag couldn't stand seeing Ronaldo miss simple chances yet there were other players on the bench who could capitalize on the chances. 

Georginio Gregion Emile Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum left England for PSG after conquering England but he ended up regretting his choice of heading to France.

Wijnaldum is a great player but he failed to impress at PSG and Mauricio Pochettino ended up dropping him from the Starting XI.

Georginio Wijnaldum of AS Roma greets his supporters during the Serie A match between US Salernitana 1919 and Roma at Stadio Arechi on August 14, 2022.

Wijnaldum moved to Roma upon finishing his first season with the Parisians but he picked up an injury after featuring in one game for Roma.