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Premier League rejects XI

Click next to see the selected XI (©GettyImages)
Click next to see the selected XI (©GettyImages).

Sometimes, for a host of different reasons, talented foreign players can struggle to adapt at English Premier League clubs.

Settling into a new country, conquering the language barrier, fitting into a certain system or way of playing, living up to a certain price tag and expectations, struggling to break into the starting line-up - there are multiple reasons why these players flop.

However, many of these footballers have managed to rebuild their careers away from the Premier League.

The eleven players on this list wouldn't class their spells in the Premier League as particularly glorious - but that didn't stop them achieving success elsewhere.

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Gerard Pique

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