Large pufos of the Spanish League: Jonathan Woodgate
Jonathan Woodgate is one of the worst operations made by the Real Madrid of Florentino, they have not been few. During the summer of 2004, Real Madrid in the first stage of Florentino Peréz, He pulled over 20 million euros to get the services of this English defender who had given such good performance at Leeds United and Newcastle. Woodgate, He came to solve the defensive problems of a Real Madrid that was a real defensive failure. In that same season, Real Madrid signed Walter “the wall” Samuel, protagonist also of this section and Woodgate, the glass man.
The Englishman proved to be fragile during his time at Real Madrid, which weighed on him and turned his white stage into a real failure. It seems that upon arrival at the white club he was already touched but after relapse after relapse, the life of the englishman in the galactic team was going to turn into hell. His first season was spent in white, Woodgate joined Real Madrid 21 August 2004 and he debuted in party official 23 September 2005, thirteen months after his millionaire signing. On top he did it with the worst luck in the world. In his first official match he scored an own goal and was sent off for a double yellow. Let's go, jinx would be little.
His second season at Real Madrid was not very good either and he managed to play the poor number of 10 matches, all those who officially played with the white shirt and confirming that going with the checkbook in front can also give you annoyance, fact that Florentino did not learn, But that is another story. The bloodiest of the case for Real Madrid was that the player went to Middlesbrough where he recovered his level and was signed by Tottenham for 10 millions of euros. Then he arrived at Stoke City and returned to Middlesbrough where under the command of Aitor Karanka, continues his career with total normality, remaining one of the worst signings in the history of Real Madrid and by extension, Spanish League.