Top 5: Forgotten Premier League footballers
Pantilimon joined Manchester City from Romanian side Politehnica Timișoara back in 2011, but only managed seven appearances during his three seasons at the Etihad Stadium outfit.
The 29-year-old quickly made a name for himself under Gus Poyet at Sunderland, but soon fell out of favour with Sam Allardyce and was sold to Watford for a fee of £5m in January after losing the number one shirt to Vito Mannone.
Since arriving at Vicarage Road, the Romanian keeper has only made four cup appearances in a squad that has four shot stoppers. It was heavily rumoured that he would be off to Aston Villa in the summer, but the move never materialised.