Barcelona's worst transfer signings of all time: From Ibrahimovic to Coutinho - Africaflavour  
Barcelona's worst transfer signings of all time: From Ibrahimovic to Coutinho - Africaflavour

Barcelona's worst transfer signings of all time: From Ibrahimovic to Coutinho - Africaflavour 

Barcelona appear to be getting back on track.

After club president Joan Laporta desperately pulled economic levers left, right and centre this summer in order to fund summer signings, the Catalans have made a strong start to the new season thanks to the likes of Robert Lewandowski. 

Emmanuel Petit

Emmanuel Petit wanted out of Barcelona after just six months.

He later revealed that when he arrived from Arsenal in the summer of 2000, the Blaugrana were imploding.

"There was a war in the dressing room between the Catalan and Dutch players," he told RMC Sport. "We also had [Lorenzo] Serra Ferrer as a coach and he didn't have enough strength or necessary charisma to manage the team." 

Petit also claimed that Serra Ferrer had no idea what position he played, resulting in the midfielder being regularly deployed as a centre-back.

Regardless of who was to blame, Petit ended up looking nothing like the player that had excelled in the Premier League.

The World Cup winner, thus, went to club president Joan Gaspart in January 2001 and asked to be put on the transfer list. He was eventually sold to Chelsea at the end of his one and only season at Barca.