Top 5: Players channelling Aaron Lennon in transfer move photos

In the wake of the Everton new boy’s less-than-enthusiastic photo shoot for his new club, we unearth five other unhappy mid-season movers.


Roberto Martinez may have breathed new life into Aaron Lennon’s flagging Premier League career with a loan move to Everton, but that has not stopped the former Tottenham Hotspur winger from looking less than pleased after signing with the Toffees.

The 27-year-old has been snapped in a series of shots, posing with his new Everton shirt, and appearing far from happy.

But before anyone castigates the Leeds United academy man too much, why not take a look at these five mid-season movers – all of whom completed switches in the most recent transfer window – and just how unhappy they look.

Robert Huth

Maybe it’s the fact that he’s been forced to pose with a Leicester City shirt on a cold day next to a random Sunday League pitch/ racecourse, but for whatever reason big Rob Huth looks far from happy with his new surroundings.

Just wait until someone tells him he’ll be lining up alongside the football equivalent of Mr Bean – Wes Morgan - and that his performances will probably be critiqued by Gary Lineker, via Twitter, every week!

Marcelo Brozovic

An unheard of youngster who previously impressed in his native Croatia, Brozovic had been linked with a move to Arsenal for much of the past few months.

So imagine his delight when finding out that, rather than moving to the Champions League chasers, he would be heading to Inter Milan - who are 13th in Serie A.

He does not look happy, but then again neither does Roberto Mancini. We think he wanted to sign Maicon again.

Zhang Xizhe

You would think that former Beijing Guoan midfielder Zhang would be delighted after sealing a move to Wolfsburg that could see him become only the fourth Chinese player ever to appear in the Bundesliga.

But judging from this picture, the 24-year-old attacking midfielder is a little less chuffed than we thought he would be.

That, or one of the guys next to him has farted - our money is on the bloke to his right.

Marko Marin

Remember when Marko Marin first moved to Chelsea and people were talking about how the Blues had picked up one of the bargains of the year? Marin does. He thinks about it every day.

He thought about it when they then sent him out on loan to Sevilla, he thought about it again when they sent him on another loan to Fiorentina and he thought about it some more when said loan was cancelled without him playing a single game in Serie A.

He’s now thinking about it as he prepares to line up for Anderlecht in the Belgian Jupiler League. Just a reminder: that’s the league where Milan Jovanovic made his name.

Hatem Ben Arfa

Oh Hatem, what have they done to you?

First forced to rot in the reserves at Newcastle before a spell on loan at Hull, where the Frenchman seemed to be forever playing a giant game of hide and seek with manager Steve Bruce, the troublesome winger headed to France and Nice back in January..

Though he assured reporters in interviews that he would have chosen the Ligue 1 side over even Real Madrid, this picture suggests otherwise.

Then again, with Ben Arfa unable to play for the club this season, we may never know!

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