Even footballers need a vacation, especially after a long, grueling season.
Wayne Rooney is known to love Las Vegas, John Terry has been spotted soaking up the Dubai sun, while Cristiano Ronaldo is often found in Los Angeles enjoying the US weather during his off-season.
If you were a footballer, where would you go for your holiday?
The rush is on… With just over three weeks to go until the end of the January transfer window, clubs are scrambling for last minute additions as they attempt to bolster their squads for the rest of the season.
Sport360 brings you latest news on some of the latest big transfers.
TOMAS RINCON (GENOA TO JUVENTUS)
€6m (Dh30.6m) – DONE DEAL
Rincon will become the first Venezuelan to play for Juve, after agreeing a deal until June 2020. The 28-year-old joined Genoa from Hamburg in 2014 and scored three goals in 78 games. He could make his debut at home to Bologna on Sunday.
WILFRED NDIDI (GENK TO LEICESTER)
£15m (Dh67m) – DONE DEAL
The Nigerian midfielder, who has signed for the Foxes subject to a work permit, can also play at right-back. He joins compatriot Ahmed Musa and boss Claudio Ranieri will be able to play him straight away as the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations.
RYAN BABEL (DEPORTIVO TO BESIKTAS)
FREE – DONE DEAL
The talented but troubled Dutchman has signed for his seventh club and second in Turkey after joining Besiktas on a two-and-a-half-year deal. The 30-year-old former Liverpool forward, who had a spell with Al Ain in the UAE, played for Kasimpasa between 2013-15.
RAUL JIMENEZ (BENFICA TO LIVERPOOL)
£50m (Dh224.9m) – NEW TARGET
Liverpool are considering a move for the Benfica forward but will have to pay a huge fee, according to Portuguese publication O Jogo. The 25-year-old Mexico international has caught the Reds’ attention having scored 20 goals in 63 games since his arrival in 2015.
RICARDO RODRIGUEZ (WOLFSBURG TO CHELSEA)
£21m (Dh94.47m) – NEW TARGET
The Swiss left-back is a long-term target for Arsenal but Antonio Conte is keen to steal a march on the Blues’ rivals by making a January move. Chelsea are looking to add to their defensive options as they prepare for the second half of the season.
The 33-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester United star has been enjoying a few days in Dubai and took time out of his busy schedule on Wednesday to enjoy a run around Dubai Marina.
The Marina is one of the city’s most scenic routes – with a pleasant 9km loop. If the Dutch international wanted to combine some strength work with his running, there are even some workout stations just next to Grosvenor House bridge at Sky Dive Dubai.
Once he returns from his fun in the UAE sun, van Persie’s side will entertain bottom of the table Adanaspor.