Ronaldinho, cheers Peter Kenyon
100% this. It has scarred me for life. I remember following the saga religiously on Teletext and being so sure that he was coming to us. It was heartbreaking and henceforth my hatred for Barca was born.
Other notable mentions: Arjen Robben (hijacked by Chelsea - what’s new?), Mahamadou Diarra (was delighted when he flopped at Real), Wesley Sneijder, Thiago (feck you Pep), Cicinho, Aaron Ramsey, Gareth Bale, Lucas Moura, Michael Essien, Michael Ballack, De Ligt (when he went to Juve), Maniche, Fabinho, Ricardo Carvalho, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure, Gennaro Gattuso, Andrea Pirlo, Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski, Mario Gotze, Xavi, Toni Kroos (thanks LVG), Cesc Fabregas, Tchouameni, Camavinga, Mbappe, Bellingham and Haaland.
Yes, I have been gutted far too many times.