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Florentino Pérez's most disappointing signings at Real Madrid - in pictures

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Kaká

Real Madrid spent 67 million euros bring Ricardo Kaká to the Bernabéu from AC Milan in 2009.

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Kaká

Real Madrid spent 67 million euros bring Ricardo Kaká to the Bernabéu from AC Milan in 2009.

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Asier Illarramendi

The Basque midfielder, who cost 38.9 million euros in 2013, failed to settle and returned to Real Sociedad after two seasons.

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Asier Illarramendi

The Basque midfielder, who cost 38.9 million euros in 2013, failed to settle and returned to Real Sociedad after two seasons.

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Lucas Silva

He joined from Cruzeiro for14 million euros in the 2015 winter transfer window and made just eight appearances for the team before being loaned out to Olympique de Marseille then back to Cruzeiro.

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Lucas Silva

He joined from Cruzeiro for14 million euros in the 2015 winter transfer window but made just eight appearances for the team before being loaned out to Olympique de Marseille then back to Cruzeiro.

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Danilo

The full-back cost 31.5 million euros on a six-year deal in July 2015. He featured sporadically and decided to accept an offer from Manchester City in 2017.

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Danilo

The full-back cost 31.5 million euros on a six-year deal in July 2015. He featured sporadically and decided to accept an offer from Manchester City in 2017.

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Walter Samuel

The Argentine centre-back was brought in on a 25 million euros deal to bolster the defence in 2004 but never won over the Bernabéu and moved on after just one season.

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Walter Samuel

The Argentine centre-back was brought in on a 25 million euros deal to bolster the defence in 2004 but never won over the Bernabéu and moved on after just one season.

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Jonathan Woodgate

Woodgate gained a certain cult status for his hapless transfer to Real Madrid for 22 million euros in 2004 despite being injured. He had to wait over a year to make his first appearance which could have turned out much worse - he scored an own goal and go

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Jonathan Woodgate

Woodgate gained a certain cult status for his hapless transfer to Real Madrid for 22 million euros in 2004 despite being injured. He had to wait over a year to make his first appearance which could have turned out much worse - he scored an own goal and go

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Fábio Coentrão

Left-back Coentrão was signed for 30 million euros in 2011 as back-up for Marcelo. He started off well but gradually fell out of favour with injuries not helping. He made just 17 appearances in his final season with Madrid in 2017 before returning to Port

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Fábio Coentrao

Left-back Coentrão was signed for 30 million euros in 2011 as back-up for Marcelo. He started off well but gradually fell out of favour with injuries not helping. He made just 17 appearances in his final season with Madrid in 2017 before returning to Port

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Pablo García and Carlos Diogo

The midfielder and right-back cost 5 million euros each.

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Pablo García and Carlos Diogo

The midfielder and right-back cost 5 million euros each.

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Gravesen

Tommy Gravesen cost 3.5 million euros from Everton.

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Gravesen

Tommy Gravesen cost 3.5 million euros from Everton.

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James Rodríguez

James cost 75 million euros.

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James Rodríguez

James cost 75 million euros but ended up going out on loan to Bayern Munich.

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Pedro León

Madrid paid 10 million euros for the midfielder who had impressed at Getafe but never managed to repeat that form at the Bernabéu.

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Pedro León

Madrid paid 10 million euros for the midfielder who had impressed at Getafe but never managed to repeat that form at the Bernabéu.

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Nuri Sahin

Cost 10 million euros but ended up making just four appearances for Madrid before being loaned to Liverpool where he was just as unhappy. He returned to Borussia Dortmund and is now with Werder Bremen.

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Nuri Sahin

Cost 10 million euros but ended up making just four appearances for Madrid before being loaned to Liverpool where he was just as unhappy. He returned to Borussia Dortmund and is now with Werder Bremen.

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Robinho

Arrived from Santos for 24 million euros in 2005 and showed promise on his debut but left unceremoniously and somewhat under a cloud four years later.

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Robinho

Arrived from Santos for 24 million euros in 2005 and showed promise on his debut but left unceremoniously and somewhat under a cloud four years later.

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Cicinho

Cost 4 million euros in 2005 but his progress was hampered by a ligament injury. Recently hung up his boots for good.

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Cicinho

Cost 4 million euros in 2005 but his progress was hampered by a ligament injury. Recently hung up his boots for good.

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Martin Ødegaard

Madrid saw off competition from Europe's elite clubs to sign teenage prodigy Martin Ødegaard for 2,8 million euros in January 2015. After a low-key stint with the reserves, he was loaned out to gain experience in Holland with Heerenveen and now Vitesse.

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Martin Ødegaard

Madrid saw off competition from Europe's elite clubs to sign teenage prodigy Martin Ødegaard for 2,8 million euros in January 2015. After a low-key stint with the reserves, he was loaned out to gain experience in Holland with Heerenveen and now Vitesse.

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Ezequiel Garay

Madrid paid Racing Club de Santander 10 million euros for Ezequiel Garay who had shone in Cantabria. But he was seldom used by Mourinho and return to Racing on loan before being sold to Benfica in 2011.

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