For the vast majority of players a career isn’t a career unless you’re actively taking part in the playing side of your club’s exploits. However there are exceptions to every rule. There are not many, but a few players in the Premier League who have, for whatever reason, decided that the hunt for pastures new where they can be guaranteed playing time has simply ceased to interest them. Whether they have achieved all they had hoped to in their career already, they enjoy a comfortable life consisting purely of training and sitting on the bench or they just don’t want to give up their plump little pay-cheque some players are happy to purely be a backup. For some the opportunity to move to a big club is the opportunity of a lifetime, for others it is simply a financial opportunity.
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