Going back in time to the season 1999/2000 Leeds United signed Sunderland youngster Michael Bridges for £5 million.
The price seemed a snip for the forward, especially when his first season ended at Elland Road with the striker scoring on 19 occasions, helping Leeds to a third place finish that meant Champions League football.
But his luck ran out the following season when the player suffered a string of horrific injuries which ensured the player would never be the same again. After leaving Leeds, Bridges went on to play for Bolton Wanderers, Bristol City, Carlisle United, and Hull City.
He left England to play in Australia in 2009, and is still playing semi professionally for Lambton Jaffas in the NBN State Football League (we’ve no idea what that is either).
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