The summer transfer window has less than 10 days to go for the rest of Europe, a number of departures have already occurred while squads have strengthened in areas of weakness. However, some clubs have chosen not to replace outgoing players because they already have internal resources that will be glad to take the opportunity.
Here are five players who will benefit from their former teammates leaving.
5. Caglar Soyuncu
Harry Maguire moved to Manchester United just ahead of the English transfer deadline day for £80million, making him the most expensive defender. That transfer means Caglar Soyuncu will get more opportunities, having only made eight appearances last season for Leicester City.
He has been the starting choice in the two games so far and will want to make the place his in the season ahead.
4. Scott McTominay
With the departure of Ander Herrera to Paris Saint-Germain, and the failures of Nemanja Matic and Fred last season, Scott McTominay has the chance to stake a claim for a place in the Manchester United midfield.
With manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to play faster through the midfield, McTominay is better equipped than the rest of the central midfielders that are available in the squad.
3. Kurt Zouma
David Luiz made a shock move to Arsenal just hours before the English transfer deadline day, and it was also surprising that Chelsea allowed the move to happen. However, manager Frank Lampard will be quietly confident it won't be a bad decision because he can finally give Kurt Zouma, who has been out on loan for the past two seasons, a chance to play more regularly in the first team and avoid losing him permanently to another club.
2. Reiss Nelson
Another shock transfer just ahead of the English transfer deadline day was Alex Iwobi from Arsenal to Everton. The Arsenal academy player was sold following the purchase of Nicolas Pepe, but his departure provides more opportunities for Reiss Nelson.
Although he won't be a regular starter, he will still likely see more minutes than he would have expected if Iwobi was still around.
1. Anthony Martial
Romelu Lukaku forced a move away from Manchester United and Inter Milan paid €65million for the striker, but with the departure of Lukaku, Anthony Martial will have more chances to stake his claim to being the dominant goalscorer in the team.
Martial scored 12 goals in all competitions last season, and he will certainly look to increase that tally this time round.