Crystal Palace's five worst Premier League transfers - Including Padovano and Ismail

The Crystal Palace Eagle

We look at some of the worst signings Palace have made in their history.

With the transfer window open we take a look at some of the worst signings Premier League clubs have made over the years. In this case, Crystal Palace are under the microscope...

Ivan Kaviedes

Depending on who you believe either the Ecuadorian was on loan or cost £2 million when he signed from Barcelona (not that one). Either way he was a flop, playing just four games, scoring no goals.

Sandor Torghelle

Another striker signed in the summer of 2004 the Hungarian cost £750,000 from MTK Hungaria. He failed to play regular football for the club and scored just one goal in a League Cup game against Charlton Athletic - before being sent off after diving late on.

Now he is back at MTK and is scoring the goals again.

Michele Padovano

Palace have not had much luck with strikers, have they?

Signed from Juventus Padovano should have been a top talent but never really met that tag, scoring one goal in just 12 appearances.

He went on to play for Metz and Como before being arrested and jailed for eight years in 2006 for drug offences.

Iztik Zohar

An Israeli free-kick specialist who had shone at Beitar Jerusalem he could have been a star for Palace, if he met the expectations.

But he missed a penalty against Southampton early in his Palace career and he never got into his best form.

After retiring in 2005 he went on to play beach soccer for Israel.

Valerien Ismael

Palace spent £2.75 million to bring in the Frenchman from Strasbourg, who was widely considered to be one of the country's best footballing talents.

But he looked poor in a Palace shirt and headed back to France after just ten months.

Incredibly, he went on to win the Bundesliga twice, once with Werder Bremen and once with Bayern Munich!

Crystal Palace really isn't the end of the road then.

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