The transfer window is open and it provides a January escape route for players struggling to get regular football at their clubs.
With big squads in operation in the Premier League, there’s always one or two bodies deemed surplus to requirements by managers up and down the land.
It gives players the chance for a fresh start or can free up some room in the budget to allow bosses to add to their ranks.
Things can change quickly at the top level and, given the high turnover of managers in the top-flight, someone can go from being a key figure under one gaffer to a fringe player under another.
Rather than stagnating in the shadows, it can be wise for individuals to look for a change of scenery in the middle of the campaign.
We’ve picked out 10 players who would benefit from a January switch before the window slams shut on February 1.
Berahino pushed for a move to Tottenham in the summer but failed to get his dream move to London as West Brom held firm when Spurs came calling.
He didn’t even make the squad for the Baggies’ 2-1 victory over Stoke City at the weekend and manager Tony Pulis revealed his decision was based on tactical reasons.
Berahino scored 20 goals last term and would not be short of takers if Albion decided to sell up.
Mirallas signed a new three-year Everton contract in August after emerging as one of the club’s top talents last season.
However, the Belgian has fallen from grace under Roberto Martinez this term and is now worrying about his place in the international team ahead of this summer’s Euro 2016 finals.
Townsend has gone from England international to the doldrums of Tottenham’s reserves.
He has not played for the Spurs first-team since October’s Europa League clash with Anderlecht and is understood to have been sounded out by a plethora of Premier League clubs over a winter switch.
Alan Pardew revealed Gayle was closing in on a return to full fitness after Crystal Palace’s heavy defeat at the hands of Chelsea.
But where will he be plying his trade when he gets up and running?
Gayle snubbed interest from Bristol City in the summer but remains out-of-favour at Selhurst Park and is rumoured to be on Derby County’s transfer radar.
Nigel Pearson broke the bank to sign Kramaric from HNC Rijeka during his time in charge of the Foxes.
But, as often happens, new boss Claudio Ranieri didn’t fancy the £9million man and has been forced to watch from the dugout as Leicester stunned the Premier League.
The form of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez has been instrumental to their surprise success and has severely damaged his chances of making an impression.
Sergio Aguero is the main man at Manchester City and, much to the frustration of Bony, that is unlikely to change any time soon.
The Ivorian knew competition would be fierce when he joined from Swansea but has hinted at his disappointment at being overlooked for the big games.
City are unlikely to want to part with the striker midway through the season though and Bony may have to get used to spending more time on the bench.
Shelvey was left out of the Swansea squad for the recent defeat to Man United despite caretaker manager Alan Curtis admitting he was fully fit.
He has played five times for England so far this season and needs to be getting regular football if he is to stand any chance of making the cut for Euro 2016.
Newcastle are said to be monitoring developments.
Valdes was only ever signed as a backup option by Man United and has been frozen out of the picture by boss Louis van Gaal.
The 33-year-old is reportedly in talks over a move to Mexico and desperately needs games after becoming an outcast at Old Trafford.
Touted as the first Chelsea player to come through the club’s academy and break into the first-team since John Terry, Loftus-Cheek has a huge reputation.
Jose Mourinho promised him more chances this season but never fulfilled that vow as he stuck to his guns and was eventually sacked as the Blues went from champs to chumps.
Guus Hiddink seems set on playing the likes of John Obi Mikel and Loftus-Cheek would benefit from getting out on loan in the second half of the campaign.
There is no doubting Grealish’s talent but off-the-field issues and Aston Villa’s form have made it a nightmare campaign so far for the youngster.
Derby and QPR are both reportedly ready to offer the 20-year-old a way out of Villa Park and a move elsewhere could give him renewed purpose.
It could be a make-or-break month for the future of the controversial character.