The riches on offer to Premier League sides able to attain the highest possible finish in the table means patience is typically in short supply in the English top flight.
As such, clubs often spend big on a player considered the flavour of the month, the man they are sure will bolster their hopes of shooting up the table, only to then cast them aside and move on to the next shiny new transfer target when things don't immediately go to plan.
Such players shouldn't be written off entirely, though. With increasing regularity, we are seeing former Premier League flops flourishing in one of Europe's other major leagues.
Sometimes it is the case that a player never got a fair crack of the whip in England, others are simply better suited to a different style of play.
In the above video, Football Whispers picks out five players who struggled to make an impact in the Premier League that are now shining elsewhere.