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Top 15 Footballers Who Need To Leave Their Current Club

As we head into spring, football leagues around Europe begin their final stretch of games to see who will clinch the title, who will claim domestic cup glory and which club will be crowned European Champions. Naturally, with only a handful of games left, many people start looking ahead to the frustration, chaos and intrigue more commonly referred to as the summer transfer window. It’s a great, albeit frustrating, time of year for football fans as potential transfers are dangled in front of you for weeks on end before being ripped away and linked with another club. Then, just when you think your club is about to clinch a major signing you read that one of your players has been sold to another team. Yes, it’s like a footballing soap opera and reality program all rolled into one.

Within the transfer period, players are transferred or asked to be transferred to a new club for a host of reasons. Perhaps they want more money or a chance to win silverware. Maybe the player is a problem in the dressing room and a transfer is a way to get rid of the problem. Sometimes it can be as simple as the fact that a player is homesick and can’t perform well in a foreign country away from friends and family. Whatever the transfer, there is always a reason and you can count on the media to provide the back story to any rumored transfer dealings.

Many of the following 15 players have or will be linked with a transfer this summer. What else do they have in common? They all need to leave the current club they are playing with in order to save, further or kick start their career. Maybe they just can’t hack it on the team or in the league they find themselves. Perhaps they find themselves rotting away on the bench when their talent could be put to better use. Possibly, the player in question is having an excellent year and should cash in on their performance to get that once in a lifetime move to a bigger club. Whatever the reason, there is compelling evidence to suggest in one way or another that each one of these players should head on to a new challenge this summer.

15 Javier Hernandez

via sports.ndtv.com

14 Julian Green

via mlssoccer.com

13 Roberto Soldado

via standard.co.uk

12 Yohan Cabaye

via independent.co.uk

11 Pedro

via yackityyacksports.com

10 Alex Song

via sports.ndtv.com

9 Mohamed Salah

via it.eurosport.yahoo.com

8 Guillermo Ochoa

via panamericanworld.com

7 Asmir Begovic

via bhdragons.com

6 Charlie Austin

via getwestlondon.co.uk

5 Petr Cech

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

4 Jack Wilshere

via thesecretfootballer.com

3 Radamel Falcao

via bleacherreport.com

2 Edinson Cavani

via parismania.fr

1 Gareth Bale

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Real Madrid’s record transfer should look for a move to another club? Madness – or is it? The general argument going around is that Gareth Bale needs Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid to truly shine. Since that’s not likely going to happen over the next couple years, the Welsh winger has two choices. He can either stay at Madrid, win all sorts of trophies but remain in Ronaldo’s shadow or he can look for a move away. Ronaldo is 30 and likely to begin his slow descent downwards in terms of performance. Can Bale, at 25, wait around for a couple years? More importantly, will the Madrid leadership wait around or look to cash in on their record signing while he still has low mileage? When you look at Bale’s scoring and assists record with Real Madrid, he’s shown consistency. The problem is that consistency isn’t enough considering where he’s playing and his overall production is roughly half of that posted year after year by Ronaldo.

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