Leaving your home city, packing up your bags and moving up north is daunting enough for anyone, but when it's a 14-year-old doing it to play for a new football club it becomes even harder.
But that's exactly what Fulham's new loan signing Sheyi Ojo did after leaving MK Dons as a schoolboy for Liverpool in 2011 after the Merseyside giants beat off a number of top European clubs to sign him.
Not only did he have to get to grips with a new club, but Ojo also had to get used to a new home, a new school and new surroundings - a lot more than what a footballer would usually have to deal with during a transfer.
However, Ojo pulled up his socks and got on with it and has now lifted the U20 World Cup with England, while making 13 appearances to the Red's first team, scoring one goal, and the 20-year-old reveals that the challenge of moving at a young age only made him a better player.
"It was massive change - I dropped out of school and was in a different city and wasn't with people I knew, I knew a few from England but it wasn't the same.
"It was tough but I think it was a good challenge for me at the time and it has only made me a better player and person.
"All the staff helped me settle in and my family moved up with me so that helped and within the first month it was easy to settle in.
"I was playing U16s so once I started playing games I pretty much settled in straight away after that."
Jurgen Klopp is now the man in the hotseat at Anfield and Ojo has had good words to say about his new manager at his parent club, saying: "I think he's a really good manager, all the reputation he has is warranted because he's a top manager and with the team have started really well this season."
Another man who has impressed Fulham's loanee is the club's Vice Chairman and Director of Football Operations, Tony Khan, who he met with before he signed,
He added: "I was impressed, we went to the game and watch Fulham live and I was impressed with him and his plans and ideas for the club going forward and I think that was another factor in why I came.
"Fulham play great football and that will only help players like me develop."
Fulham FC take on Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on Saturday September 9, 3pm kick-off. Tickets are now on general sale priced at £20 adults and just £1 for junior supporters in all areas of the ground.
To book your tickets call the Fulham FC Ticket Office on: 0203 871 0810 or online at: www.fulhamfc.com/tickets .