Summer Transfer Window: 10 World-Class Players Stuck on Middling Clubs

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Summer Transfer Window: 10 World-Class Players Stuck on Middling Clubs
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Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid aren't the only clubs with world-class players.

Sometimes you look at a player and wonder, why are they playing for that team? That's the case with the players on this list.

The teams on this list have either been under-performing for years and thus have seen a decrease in reputation, or they are simply clubs that can have good seasons from time to time but are not perennial challengers for silverware.

The players you'll see here are more likely to be interested in leaving—whether they say it publicly or not—and are not staying because they want to.

Here are 10 world-class players stuck at middling clubs.

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