Footballers in the game’s modern era often have a lack of commitment to their clubs and the contracts they sign don’t appear to be water tight enough to prevent them jumping ship at any given opportunity.

It doesn’t take much for a player to come to the decision that it’s the right time to leave a club, but sometimes they don’t have much of a say in the matter.

So here’s a list of the top ten quickest player departures in English football, some of which are nothing less than hilarious.

Click on Southampton’s Ali Dia to view the top 10 quickest player departures