The January transfer window has probably closed by the time you read this – but if it hasn't, then hopefully none of these eight players force through unexpected transfers over the next few hours!

However, for the good of their careers, they probably should have done.

For different reasons, the eight players who feature on this list should have pushed to leave their respective clubs on Friday.

They now run the risk of enduring more frustration over the coming months and, in several cases, even missing out on the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil this summer.

So, will this lot turn things around for themselves over the forthcoming months? Should anyone else be on this list?

Have your say in the comments' section below.

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