5 players you didn't know played in the Premier League
The Premier League is one of the most watched leagues across the world. The financial muscle and glamour of the competition and its clubs has attracted a number of big-name footballers. It is fair to say that England's top flight gives players a platform like no other.
The fame that comes with it, is unparalleled. As a result, most footballers who ply their trade in England are very well known.
However, there are a number of footballers who once were employed by an English club, but most people have either completely forgotten the same, or never really noticed. In a league where even the bottom club's players are fairly well-known around the globe, it comes as a bit of a surprise to see names of considerable vogue and their time in England completely archived, never to be looked back at.
Let's talk about five such names.
#5 Nuri Sahin (Liverpool, 2012-13)
You have to feel for Nuri Sahin, considering how the Turk's career went downhill ever since he left Borussia Dortmund for the first time. A midfielder with a great touch, an eye for a pass, and decent goal-scoring ability, Sahin should have had a career much better than the one he's having to make-do with.
A product of the Dortmund academy, Sahin rose through the ranks and became a regular at the German club. He completed a decade there in 2011, before leaving for Real Madrid, having just won the Bundesliga. Unfortunately, his time with the Spanish giants was horrendous, as persistent injuries limited him to just four league appearances.
In August 2012, Real loaned him to Liverpool, where he scored 3 goals and 3 assists in 12 games. His loan spell was only five months long, largely uneventful, and easily forgettable.