5 Former Who Didn’t Quite Live Up To The Hype


Is it even a World Cup without a previously unheard-of footballing talent bursting onto the scene?

The breakout star of Qatar 2022, it seems, is Portugal’s Goncalo Ramos. After being selected as a surprise replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, Ramos scored an incredible hattrick against Switzerland to help ease his country into the quarter-finals.


Naturally, with the January transfer window opening in just under a month, the rumour mill has already started turning, with fans everywhere hoping that 21-year-old Ramos can be lured away from Benfica to join their club.

But is signing a footballer based solely on an impressive World Cup performance a proven transfer policy?

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The team at Betting.com has shared the names of five stars who landed big transfers after shining at the World Cup, but ultimately failed to live up to the initial lofty expectations.

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1. Kleberson – Brazil, 2002

When Brazil…

Source: Complete Sports