The very short and very bizarre tale of Joey Beauchamp.
Back in 1994, West Ham signed the once prodigious left midfielder for a then-club record £1.2million fee, after showing great promise in his 124 league appearances for Oxford United.
Aged just 22, Beauchamp had the world at his feet – but the commute from Oxford to East London fatally stood in the way.
Deciding he couldn’t handle the 92 mile journey, the midfielder requested a transfer and was subsequently sold to Swindon Town in a part-exchange, with defender Adrian Whitbread going the other way.
In total, Beauchamp’s Hammers career lasted just 58 days.
Where is he now?
Finding even the 30 minute trek to Swindon a bit of a stretch, Beauchamp made just 39 appearances for The Robins before returning to his boyhood club – racking up 238 league outings during his second Oxford United spell.
Now 44, the midfielder is effectively retired but still makes the odd appearance for Bletchingdon reserves – a club just ten miles out from Oxford city centre.