The fate that has fallen upon Wayne Rooney, at club and international level, is so far removed from the perfect Disney ending, that England’s all-time record goalscorer deserved, you can’t help but feel for the Manchester United captain.
But if you’re reading this, Roo, then at least you can take some comfort from the fact you aren’t alone in shedding your load by the time you’re 30.
2008 – Fernando Torres
It's one of those situations where, on one hand, you're devastated that such a talent disappeared, almost overnight. However, on the other hand, you're so pleased that it was Chelsea who got left with an expensive flop. Source: This Is Anfield
Raul and Morientes, were serious #relationshipgoals. And then the Spaniard kind of got, well, a little bit shit. Shame, really; I always liked being Morientes down the park.
Perhaps an element of loyalty coming in here again. Don't get us wrong, Kaka could be a world-beater on his day, but only really had two AMAZING seasons.
If ever the slow pace of Italian football suited anyone, it was the Ukrainian superstar. Source: calcioweb
A mercurial talent, but a talent nonetheless. Have to wonder what might've been if England had managed to not cock-up their golden generation.
Robin van Persie
Lol RvP doesn't start for Fenerbahce now. Image Source: Getty
Never actually quite sure if the Argentine striker was any good. But football hipsters tell me, so. Really, really shouldn't have joined Chelsea - sound advice for anyone in football, really. Source: Football Wallpapers
Nemanja Matic is now deemed a more useful, attacking outlet by Antonio Conte.