Major tournaments have a way of drastically affecting a player's transfer value.
Most football fans are familiar with the stories of players who come into big tournaments like Euro 2012 with little hype and then perform well for a few matches, resulting in major money moves to big European clubs. Then, after a season of struggling on the bench or in front of goal, they are passed on to another club for half their initial transfer cost.
Many journalists have already begun to discuss players like Mario Balotelli, Marco Reus and Vaclav Pilar who have showed their worth at Euro 2012 and might have had many clubs considering a splashing the cash.
In this slideshow, we will look at Robin van Persie and seven other footballers who have failed to spark their teams in the tournament and will have seriously affected their transfer value if they are to move onto new clubs this summer.