5 players who struggled after leaving Real Madrid

Arsenal FC v Everton FC - Premier League
Arsenal FC v Everton FC - Premier League / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/GettyImages
3 of 5

3. Ángel Di María

Ángel Di María went onto win the World Cup after leaving Real Madrid, so he didn't struggle for his entire career. However, in the period after leaving Real Madrid, Ángel Di María did struggle to make a name for himself.

Di María signed for one of the biggest clubs in the world Manchester United in 2014 but he failed to live up to the expectation he set of himself at Real Madrid. Spending just one season at the post-Ferguson Manchester United, the Argentine left a bitter reputation as he is one of the biggest flop signings the club ever made.

It took a while for Ángel Di María to find himself after leaving Real Madrid but eventually he did just that. As mentioned, he recently won the World Cup with Argentina, scoring in the final. Therefore, he will have no regrets, despite the obvious struggles immediately after leaving Real Madrid

Continued on the next slide...