Strikers the Streets Forgot

Everyone likes to tell you about the players the “streets won’t forget’ but how about we tell you about some of the strikers thats have played in the Premier League that said streets may have forgotten all about?

Sean Dundee (Liverpool) - Signed by joint managers Gerrard Houiller & Roy Evans in 1998 as a backup to Michael Owen, the South African-born German boasted to be faster than the England striker. After three substitute appearances, the striker was back in Germany with Stuttgart.

Simone Zaza (West Ham) - After his infamous penalty for Italy during Euro 2016 West Ham signed the Juventus striker on loan . Unfortunately for Zaza he failed to score in any of his 11 appearances and was quickly shipped off to Valencia.

Ade Akinbiyi (Leicester) - Signed as a replacement for the departing Emile Heskey for £5.5m, the striker returned 9 goals in his first season. He missed three sitters in a 4-1 defeat to Liverpool & was booed by his own fans. He would only score two more goals for the Foxes.

Dong Fangzhuo (Man Utd) - Becoming the first East Asian to represent the club after signing in 2004, Fangzhuo only made one appearance for The Red Devils in 2007, with his contract expiring the next year. What his signing just a marketing ploy? 

Claudio Pizarro (Chelsea) - Signing for Chelsea on a free transfer from Bayern Munich in 2007, the Peruvian appeared to be a shrewd signing. After Mourinho lost his job, he quickly found himself surplus to requirements and only netted 2 goals in 21 games.

Mario Jardel (Bolton) - After being prolific for Porto, Galatasaray and Sporting, Jardel rocked up to Sam Allardyche’s Bolton with a big reputation. Sadly the Brazilian lost his scoring touch and in the seven games he played for The Trotters he failed to hit the net.

Park Chu-young (Arsenal) - Signed on deadline day in 2011, the South Korean was handed the No 9 shirt at Arsenal. He made his debut in January 2012 and then had his number taken from him when the club signed Lukas Podolski later that year. Park Chu-young was then sent on loan.

Andrea Silenzi (Forest) - Silenzi was the first Italian to ever grace the Premier League and played for Forest between 1995/97. Scoring only 2 goals in 12 games, Manager Dave Bassett would tear up the player's contract after he refused to return from a loan spell at Venezia.

Jonathan Maken (Man City) - Macken joined City in 2002 on their return to the Premier League. The step-up proved too much for the frontman as he only scored 7 goals in 51 league appearances. His best moment for City was scoring the winner in a 4-3 thriller vs Spurs in the FA Cup.

Sergei Rebrov (Spurs) - Signing for a club record £11m in 2002, big thing were expected of Rebrov but after only 10 goals in 60 appearances he was sent on loan to Fenerbache. The Ukranian retrurned to the Premier League with West Ham but only netted once in 27 games.

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