It may be hard to admit it, but all good things must eventually come to an end.

Although you try to remain oblivious, all the signs are there - your favourite player, once the star of the show, isn't the athlete he used to be, and is coming towards the end of his affiliation with the club.

In all likelihood, they'll be gone in the next 12 months and not just to another Premier League club but out of the English game altogether. Besides, could you imagine seeing him play for one of your rivals?

Let's not bemoan their exits, but embrace them. Let them move on to pastures new whether it be one last challenge or the comfort of retirement.

Click through to see eight beloved players who could leave the Premier League in 2014.

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#Ryan Giggs
#Tomas Rosicky
#Luis Suarez
#Robin Van Persie
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#Bacary Sagna
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#John Terry
#Michael Essien