Torres, Cole or Vidic? Who was voted 'biggest flop' in Italian poll?

Fernando Torres

There are some familiar former Premier League faces in an Italian poll of the biggest flop of the Serie A season so far.

There were high hopes for last summer's new arrivals in Serie A from the Premier League, but they haven't lived up to expectations by any stretch of the imagination.

First Inter seemed to have pulled off a big coup when they landed Manchester United star Nemanja Vidic, then Roma pounced to snap up Ashley Cole when he became a free agent after leaving Chelsea.

Finally, AC Milan fans lined the streets to welcome Fernando Torres on a two-year loan deal in scenes of near hysteria.

But the three men have suffered nightmare starts to life in Serie A and all featured in a poll on TMW of the biggest flops of the Serie A season so far.

The 'winner' though was Torres by something of a landslide. The Spaniard, who is now at Atletico Madrid on loan, received 56 percent of the vote for his spell that saw him net just once.

Vidic is in second with 18 percent after a horror spell that has seen the Serbian commit a number of uncharacteristic errors and become a second-choice defender at Inter.

Fiorentina's Mario Gomez is third, followed by Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik, who hasn't been at his best, and then comes Cole with 9.4 percent of the vote.

Cole has looked a shadow of his Premier League self in Rome and been benched after some shocking outings, most notably including Roma's thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich.

There's also an honourable mention for former Manchester United man Patrice Evra, who got 2.6 percent of the vote. While the Frenchman has played fairly well at times, he hasn't exactly set Serie A alight.

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