The new season has proven interesting for a number of reasons, but in this Twitter age of now, now, now, patience is no longer a virtue—just ask any manager who has been sacked already in the current campaign.
And for footballers, in what is a relatively short career, they need to maximise the time they have.
Unfortunately, in these days of big squads, there are a number of players left on the outside looking in who run the risk of stagnation.
Additionally, at the other end of the scale, there are others who simply outgrow their current circumstance. In these cases, it is often a change of scenery that brings the best out of both sides of the coin.
In January, the transfer window reopens, allowing players to swap clubs once again. And with it being a World Cup year, it could be an increasingly important time for players with aspirations of being in Brazil.
For some others, it could simply provide an opportunity to better their personal circumstance, whether it be through pushing onto a higher level, finding more playing time or simply heading somewhere fresh, where they're made to feel important.
With all of that in mind, here's a look at 20 players who could do well to find a change of scenery.