£1.5m Liverpool flop released after just four months at new club

David N'Gog has been released by Swansea City - after just four months, three games and no goals.

When Liverpool signed David N'Gog from Paris Saint-Germain it was a deal met with plenty of excitement and anticipation.

The highly rated French youth international was just 19-years-old at the time and Rafa Benitez was very keen on the tall forward from Gennevilliers.

He was also relatively cheap, arriving for just £1.5 million from Paris Saint-Germain, who were nothing like the financial powerhouse that they are today six years ago.

His time at Anfield had its moments.

He scored goals against Manchester United and Arsenal as well as important European goals against Unirea Urziceni and FK Rabotnicki. But overall he was considered a dud. A return of 19 goals in 94 games hardly breathtaking from the player.

So Liverpool were more than happy to snap the hand off of Owen Coyle's Bolton Wanderers when they offered £4 million for the player in 2011. He was sold, to the tune of a £2.5 million Liverpool profit.

His time at Bolton was even less inspiring. He scored just four goals in his first campaign at the club, as Bolton were relegated to the Championship. He then struggled to make an impact in the second tier but was given a surprise reprieve in January - when Swansea City offered him a way back to the top flight.

Michael Laudrup signed him on the 27th January this year, for an undisclosed fee, to cover a striker shortage at the club. But just four months on and N'Gog is on his way again.

He featured on Swansea City's released players list yesterday meaning he is now a free agent, just four months after signing for the Welsh club.

Unfortunately for the striker, just three weeks after being signed by Laudrup the Dane was sacked and the writing has appeared on the wall for him ever since.

N'Gog, who has not scored a goal since netting in a 7-1 loss to Reading back in January, his last game for Bolton, is now unemployed and looking for a new team to give him a chance.

Whether that will be in the UK remains to be seen.

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