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Seven Summer Signings Who Probably Regret Their Move

08/12/2014 19:50 GMT | Updated 07/02/2015 10:59 GMT

When the summer transfer window closed just a few months ago, most fans will have been at least content with how their club bought.

We witnessed a number of surprise signings and questionable ones too, but three months down the line, would any of these individuals go back to their old club if they could?

Here are seven Premier League stars who may well say yes.

7. Didier Drogba

Once voted Chelsea's all time greatest player by supporters, Didier Drogba decided to return to the club where he made his name this summer.

Chelsea fans rejoiced at the chance of seeing the legend at Stamford Bridge again, but he has failed to live up to the standards he has set over the years.

After just six appearances in the league, Drogba has managed one goal in his below-par performances and it seems that his return may be remembered similar to that of Joe Cole's return to West Ham - nice but pointless.

6. Remy Cabella

Still young at 24-years-old, Remy Cabella's move to Newcastle in the summer appeared to be a shrewd piece of business, having notched 14 goals for Montpellier last season.

Since his arrival, however, he has failed to score in all of 12 appearances for his new Premier League outfit and has had to force his way back into the side after being dropped for a run of poor performances.

Previously regarded as an exciting prospect in the French leagues, he is now considered one of the biggest summer transfer flops.

5. Bafetimbi Gomis

Bafetimbi Gomis was another summer purchase who arrived with high expectations. A player who has been known for some time, Gomis was expected to hit the ground running at Swansea, having scored over 10 goals since 2006.

The reality has been far different, however and Gomis' move has since been forgotten. He has managed one league goal in nine appearances and has been overshadowed somewhat by the excellent form of Wilfried Bony.

At 29-years-old, Gomis may only have a couple of top flight seasons left in the tank so will have to improve, otherwise he will live to regret his move to England.

4. Carlos Sanchez

Regarded as a 'great coup for Villa' by boss Paul Lambert, Carlos Sanchez arrived at his new club following an impressive World Cup with Colombia.

Sanchez has struggled to adjust to the Premier League, however and has even admitted himself that the tempo was the biggest difference and subsequent problem.

Another summer signing in his late 20's, this was Sanchez's biggest opportunity to impress, but he may regret his move to England if he fails to adjust soon.

3. Falcao

Falcao's surprise loan move to United was met with excitement, as his name has been in the spotlight for a number of seasons now. He has netted at least a goal every two games for each of his previous clubs since moving to FC Porto, but has a less than impressive record for Manchester United.

The Colombian has scored just once, the same number of times as Glen Johnson this season and his big move may be short lived if he decides that Monaco, or another club, offer more than the Red Devils.

Since his transfer, Falcao has almost been forgotten and many are surprised at how poor his performances have been.

2. David Ospina

​Having earned over 50 caps for Colombia, five of those in an impressive World Cup campaign earlier this year, many understood why 26-year-old David Ospina decided to move to Arsenal.

However, the goalkeeper may regret his move as he has featured just twice for the Gunners and is clearly not considered a starting player, despite his immense talent.

Injury has hindered Ospina's Premier League career, but even when fit again, he may have a regret or two whilst sitting on the Arsenal bench, wondering what could have been if he had moved to a club where he would have been guaranteed football.

1. Dejan Lovren

When the highly-rated Dejan Lovren moved to Liverpool this summer following hugely successful spells at Lyon and Southampton, many assumed he would be the solution to the Reds' flimsy defence.

That, however, has not been the case.

Brought in to help in Liverpool's re-building of a defence that centred around Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel for so many years, it was hard to see how Lovren could be anything but fantastic.

Instead, he has been part of a defence that has conceded 18 goals this season, leaving his club in a poor 11th place in the Premier League table.

Highly sought-after and admired at Southampton, Dejan Lovren has quickly become a player rarely talked about in a disappointing defence.

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