Southampton's five worst Premier League signings - Including Dia and Delgado

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Southampton have signed a few duds in their time, we highlight five.

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, Southampton are under the microscope...

Ali Dia

Of course, no Southampton bad transfer list would be complete without Ali Dia.

He played once for Southampton after famously convincing Graeme Souness he was the cousin of George Weah. He was clearly not a pro, even though he did nearly find a goal, and was released just two weeks into his contract.

He went on to play for Gateshead.

Imants Bleidelis

The Saints spent £650,000 on the player upon the recommendation of current star Marian Pahars. However the fellow Latvian played just two games in his three years at the club.

He did however play over 100 games for Hull City.

Agustin Delgado

He arrived with a romping reputation for being a ruthless striker in Mexican football. However, in his three years at Southampton he barely played and scored. At one point Gordon Strachan said his expiring yoghurt in his fridge at home was a bigger priority than Agustin Delgado.

Tahar El Khalej

How this man played over 50 league games for Southampton is incredible. A player whose only redeeming quality was a talent for hitting players hard, he infamously begun the injury troubles for Kieron Dyer.

Neil McCann

The Scot was signed from Rangers for a fee of £1.5 million. The attacking midfielder however suffered with injury and scored just one goal for the club.

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