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7 players who are failing to live up to expectations at their new clubs so far this season

7) Ben white

Alot of eye brows were raised when Arsenal splashed £50 million on the signing of Ben White from Brighton.

The 23 year old was expected to bring a sort of stability to the Gunners defence following the departure of the experienced David Luiz from the club. White has however struggled to properly settle at the Emirates stadium and has often been found identified as a weak link by opposition players looking to exploit the Gunners defence.

6) Antoinne Griezmann

Its safe to say Griezmann return to Atletico is haven't gone according to plan.

The French attacker returned to the Wanda Metropolitan stadium looking to regain the sort of form that saw him as one of the most deadly attackers in the world. However, Griezmann has so far struggled to find his feet under the tutulage of Diego Simeone and has scored just once from open play all season.

5) Saul Niguez

Saul Niguez arrival at Chelsea sparked a positive reaction from the blues faithful who were impressed with the club's capture of the supposed world class midfielder.

Fast forward to a few weeks later and the 26 year old is behind the likes of Loftus Cheek in the pecking order at the Stamford bridge staduim as he so far failed to adapt to the rigorous demands of playing in the English Premier league.

4) Jadon Sancho

Regarded as one of the best wingers in the world, Jodan Sancho summer move to Manchester united was the talk of the football world at a point with the 21 year old expected to finally reach the pinnacle of football with the English club.

Well, Sancho has so far failed to live up to whatsoever expectations placed on him at Manchester united and seems to be struggling to find his feet at his new club.

3) Romelu Lukaku

Unlike most of the players on this list, Romelu Lukaku started the season in fine form as he kept on banging goals at every opportunity he got.

Well, the goals seems to have dried up for the £98 million man who is currently looking lost at the Stamford bridge staduim. Lukaku needs to find his goalscoring boots once more at Chelsea or failing again during his second spell at the club.

2) Jack Grealish

The most expensive signing in the summer of 2021, Jack Grealish move to Manchester city has often attracted more criticism than plaudits.

The 26 year old who was snapped up for a fee in the excess of £100 million has so far failed to live up to his huge price tag at Manchester city with the former Aston Villa captain failing produce performances worth his huge price tag.

1) Lionel Messi (Paris Saint German)

Lionel Messi's move to Paris Saint German was one of the most talked about discussions in football last summer with the Argentine attacker expected to lead his side to Champions league glory.

Well, it's safe to say that the six time ballon d'or has so far flattered to deceive with the 34 year old yet to get a grip of his new surroundings with that affecting his performances on the pitch.

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