Aston Villa fans have really been put through the mill in recent years. After Tim Sherwood kept them up and took them to the FA Cup final in 2014/15, the next season went badly for Villa.

Sherwood was sacked in October 2015 after just eight months in charge. He was replaced by Remi Garde but most of the damage was already done.

Garde departed at the end of March and Villa finished bottom of the table with only 17 points and were relegated for the first time since 1987.

Villa have been rebuilding ever since and last season under Steve Bruce they reached the Championship play-off final but were defeated by Fulham.

This season they are well placed to finish in the play-offs again after they went on a brilliant run from February onwards.

Along the way, they have had a lot of misses in the transfer market. Here he will look at some of the biggest transfer flops Villa have seen from years gone by.