Oh Gareth Bale, where do we start? Is it his heart celebration that's so annoying or the transfer saga of epic proportions that dragged on all summer?
The Welshman had an incredible season with Tottenham Hotspur in 2012/13. Voted PFA Player of the Year and scorer of 31 goals for club and country, he was consistently so good that any team in the world would have loved to sign him up.
The problem is, there were only one or two clubs with the riches necessary to buy him.
Real Madrid's public pursuit of Bale ran for months. The Spanish side lodged an £86.3 million bid for the 24-year-old in July, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy turned down the offer. Playing hardball, stories suggested the club would hold out for £105 million.
As the summer progressed Bale stopped turning up for training and suffered an apparent (if convenient) injury that kept him out of preseason friendlies. His picture was removed from the club's official Twitter page, and Andre Villas-Boas went about adding a raft of impressive new signings to the side.
Stories like this on the BBC Sport website suggested that the Welshman would be fined for failing to report to training.
The Premier League season started and Bale was nowhere to be seen.
Reports suggested that Bale was "fuming" at the way the transfer was being handled by Spurs and it looked like the player may force the club's hand, by bringing the matter to court, as seen in the Guardian.
To add an extra layer of intrigue, Manchester United were credited with interest in signing Bale, as reported by the BBC.
Finally, when everyone was sick of hearing about it, Spurs and Madrid came to an agreement, wrapping up a deal for £85 million and making Bale the world's most expensive footballer. Thankfully, after months of negotiations, speculation and a petulant disappearing act by the player, it was over.