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10 Of The Weirdest Signings

With Burnley's Jeff Hendricks being linked with a surprise move to AC Milan, here 10 transfers that left many puzzled over the years, including a couple strange deals involving FC Barcelona and Manchester United.

Click through the gallery to see a few of the strangest signings in football history.

It's quite rare to see Serie A giants linked with a player from Burnley, but there have quite a few players from England's smaller clubs to have made the surprising switch to bigger sides in Europe.

One transfer that caught many by surprise was Julian Faubert's move to Real Madrid from West Ham United on loan in 2009.

The Frenchman only went on to make two appearances for Los Blancos while there were also reports he fell asleep on the bench and missed training by mistake.

Juventus also surprised their supporters and the football world when they signed Nicklas Bendtner from Arsenal on loan during the 2012/2013.

It came as a surprise to many as Bendtner had been on loan at Sunderland the previous season but he only made two starts for the Old Lady.

READ: 10 Confirmed Transfers You May Have Missed

Manchester United have been known to make some bad signings in recent seasons, but their signing of Portuguese winger Bebe in 2010 raised eyebrows, as Sir Alex Ferguson had not seen the winger play before.

Can you think of any strange signings in recent seasons? Let us know in the comment section below.


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