#5. Paul Gascoigne
He’s one of the most talented footballers England has ever produced but Paul Gascoigne never really showcased that talent for a top club. The midfielder started his career with Newcastle United and stayed at the club until his 1988 transfer to Tottenham Hotspur. It’s well known that the midfielder very nearly signed for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United instead but moved to White Hart Lane. Gascoigne later played for Lazio, Rangers, and Middlesbrough amongst other teams but his career is always remembered with some regret – not just for his injury record but for the talent he didn’t fulfil at a top football club.