1. Jack Rodwell

A rising superstar at Everton under David Moyes, Jack Rodwell was tipped to be an England regular in the future. Some even expected Rodwell to succeed Steven Gerrard as England captain in the future. Why not? He showed exciting signs at Everton, but has faded since his £12million move to then defending champions Manchester City.

At the time, manager Roberto Mancini clearly stated that Rodwell needed to improve to play at that level, but  he could become a top midfielder in two or three years. However, Rodwell's time at Manchester City has been nothing less than a nightmare.

Injuries have been a main concern for him, and it's a recurring problem from his time at Everton as well. Not just that, but when he has been fit and ready to play, he has been kept out of the side by the likes of Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, and even Javi Garcia.

If Rodwell wants to become the star he once looked like becoming, it would be wise to seek a move away from City sooner rather than later. 

2. Javier Hernandez

The Mexican striker, also known as "little pea" is no doubt a top player. He has proven that he is one of the best strikers in the Premier League, and there has been reported interest from London clubs Chelsea and Tottenham.

However, with the flourishing partnership of RVP and Rooney, Chicharito has been resigned to the bench on most occasions this season. He himself has sparked rumours of a way out of Old Trafford after he retweeted an article from Mexican teammate Carlos Vela stating he would consider leaving if he doesn't get enough game time.

Hernandez could become a top striker if he plays week in week out, but that won't happen at United anytime soon.

3. Kevin De Bruyne

After an fruitful season on loan at Werder Bremen, and impressing in the WCQ for Belgium, many tipped De Bruyne to become a regular and a favourite under Jose Mourinho.

Not many would've argued with that after assisting a goal, and earning his first man of the match award on his debut on the opening day of the season against Hull City.

However, since then De Bruyne's opportunities have been slim after being kept out of the side by the likes of Oscar and Hazard.

There have been no suggestions in recent weeks that he's going to regain his place in the talented squad, and it would be better for his development to continue playing elsewhere.

4. Wilfried Zaha

Gaining a 'dream' move to Manchester United, Wilfried Zaha was expected to go right in to the Manchester United squad to replace the likes of Nani and Young who struggled to find any sort of form during the season.

Unluckily for Zaha, his move has turned out to be more of a nightmare, with his only minutes coming in the community shield and capital one cup.

Many United fans have vented their frustration at Zaha's lack of play time on social media sites, and not many have agreed with Moyes' team selection. Could Zaha be going out the door in January?

5. Micah Richards

Another talented player from Manchester City whose career is hanging in the balance after a lack of first team action is Micah Richards. Richards has been extremely unlucky in his career with injuries, and with not being a favourite with the various England managers, and it's hard to see why.

Richards' strength, and pace going forward can be really beneficial for England along with his solid defending. Many rate Richards as England's best right back, yet he can't win a place in the Manchester City team due to the consistency of Pablo Zabaleta.

It would be nearly impossible to see Micah Richards going on the plane to Rio unless he could impress playing regularly at another club.

Although his love for Manchester City is well known, Richards could be forced into a move away from his beloved club if he wants to rekindle his career, and have some hope of playing for England in the World Cup.

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms