More Premier League players are opening themselves up to the prospect of playing abroad, with the likes of Ashley Cole and Micah Richards having taken the Serie A plunge with Roma and Fiorentina respectively.
Such adventures have not always produced success, with there a Lee Sharpe or Robbie Keane for every David Beckham and Paul Ince.
It is not just players taking the plunge, though, with David Moyes hoping to replicate the success Steve McClaren enjoyed at Dutch side FC Twente with La Liga outfit Real Sociedad.
The former Manchester United and Everton boss has only just got his feet under the table in Spain, but it comes as no surprise to find that he is already plotting a raid on the Premier League ranks for new recruits.
Ball-playing midfielders appear to be a top priority in a division dominated by creative influences, and former Liverpool man Charlie Adam is among the first to generate Sociedad move rumours.
He is currently on the books of Stoke City and says he is no rush to move on, but he has also left the door ajar for a move to foreign climes in the not too distant future.
Adam told The Sentinel:"There's better weather than here. I would love the experience of playing abroad because it's certainly something different. Hopefully, more British players will go and do it.
He added on the Moyes rumours: "It's going to happen when you have good players not playing and the opportunity for clubs to have a look at things (in the window).
"But there's nothing happening at the moment and I am happy to be here at Stoke."
Adam has been restricted to just five Premier League starts this season, so it may be time for him to start looking elsewhere.
The Potters boss Mark Hughes is currently favouring the likes of Geoff Cameron and Steven Nzonzi in holding roles, with Bojan Krkic operating in a deep-lying forward post.
Adam is also not getting younger at 29 years of age, so this could be his last opportunity to secure a high-profile switch on a long-term contract.