Not all players are cut out for the rigours of the Premier League. The pace is frantic, referees allow for more of a physical approach and the weather isn't exactly something that's easy to adapt to when you're used to a hotter climates.
But just because you fail in the English top flight doesn't mean your career is a complete write-off. Some players flourish in foreign leagues and it results in fans wondering whether their time in England came to a premature end.
With this in mind, we've taken a closer look at 13 Premier League rejects who are now rebuilding their careers abroad and really beginning to catch the eye again. To whet your appetite we've mentioned three of the players included in the video below.
Mario Balotelli, who helped fire Nice into a Champions League play-off last season and his recent brace in the Europa League group stage against Zulte Waregem was enough to see the Ligue 1 progress into the round of 32.
Tanguy Ndombele, Lucas Tousart, Mariano Diaz and Houssem Aouar have all caught the eye but Depay, with eight goals in 17 appearances, continues to impress.
Simone Zaza is a name that will haunt West Ham United fans but he's a king in Spain. The striker is a spearheading Valencia's unexpected season, which sees them sit in second place just four points behind Barcelona and six points ahead of Real Madrid.
While at the London Stadium he failed to find the back of the net, but this season in La Liga he's bagged nine goals in 11 matches.
From poor corner takers to Premier League winners, find out who else makes the list by watching the video above. It just goes to show that your career doesn't end if you don't succeed in England.