No, not really. They are all good pro's - which may help. Also, aside from Rise - who moved there in his late 20's - they are all declining and are not anywhere near as good as the first teamers, which may also be a reason.
It's been a long journey and I know that I can relate to other peoples' saves when I see screenshots etc - so I wanted to make sure I keep up with that. Next year - now I know I can run more leagues; I want even more immersion from around the world. Expect yet more posts!
It's early stages - but Bryne, who were once a feeder and now have a squad full of rather good Brazilians, have made it to the top flight after my own players took them from the fourth tier (they cancelled the deal two years ago and thus no longer have my loan players).
For clubs I've signed players from - Oslo finished third in the 2nd tier and missed out on promotion on penalties. They have risen from the fifth tier in the past six years and have spent a bit of money on facilities and increased wages.
Not a lot else, but it needs time.