Relegation may spell disaster for the clubs involved, but for other sides circling like player-hungry vultures for talent on the cheap, it's the perfect time to pounce.
In this slideshow, we look at 20 of the best potential targets for the 2014 summer transfer window from teams that have been relegated across the European leagues.
The following choices have been selected on the back of how well they performed for their respective clubs in 2013/14—we're talking goals, assists, defensive records and the interest they seem to be attracting from other clubs. Arranged in an order that we feel best reflects how "poachable" these players are—with the top choice coming in at No. 1—we have taken all these factors into consideration.
Of course, these names have not been Europe's star players (they did get relegated, after all), but we think you'll agree that there will be some decent cut-price buys available when the window opens on July 1.