It can be one of the best feelings in the world as football fan, watching a new signing or youth team graduate take to the field and produce a fine display. Optimism can sweep in, and the future can all of a sudden appear much brighter than it was just a matter of hours earlier.
Although some players do go on to live up to their abundant potential, there are many who simply fail to deliver. Whether they be hampered by injury, forced out be experienced pro’s, or simply got lucky on the debut, there have been many casualties across the Premier League era
This list looks at 10 players who have failed to deliver on their initial promise, frustrating fans as well as managers, before slipping quietly out of the door: