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Premier League Free Agents 2018

Premier League Free Agents 2018

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

I haven't done the legwork on this one, polite nod to - so I take no blame!

A number of players find themselves out of contract this coming summer and there are some big names involved on the list. Some have announced their retirements however but could be tempted by another year, and some deals have fresh contract options available to be taken up should that club wish. It should be noted the list includes some season long loan deals, but it remains to be seen if buy options will be taken up where appropriate.

So with the caveat of not believing any of these have signed new deals, announced their retirement or already pre contracted themselves to anybody else (discussions may well be underway though) in the time between penning and publishing, are there any you'd like to see line up in your shirt for the 2018/19 campaign?

(Any glaring errors feel free to point out in article comments!)

Some young potentials for the future - experienced internationals maybe ready for one final challenge?

There are certainly plenty of recognisable names - but of course they come with financial commitments even as free transfers.

Or alternatively are there any you would avoid with somebody else's bargepole!



Per Mertesacker (retiring), Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, Carl Jenkinson, Jack Wilshere, Alexis Sanchez.


Artur Boruc, Rhoys Wiggins, Marc Pugh.


Niki Maenpaa, Uwe Hunemeier, Steve Sidwell, Liam Rosenior, Tim Krul, Gaetan Bong, Bruno, Kazenga LuaLua.


Dean Marney, Anders Lindegaard, Stephen Ward, Fredrik Ulvestad, Scott Arfield.


Willy Caballero, Eduardo, Matej Delac.

Crystal Palace:

Julian Speroni, Damien Delaney, Yohan Cabaye, James McArthur, Wayne Hennessey, Bakary Sako, Joel Ward, Martin Kelly, Chung-Yong Lee, Freddie Ladapo.


Joel Robles, Ross Barkley, Aaron Lennon.


Robert Green, Dean Whitehead, Martin Cranie, Jonas Lossl, Florent Hadergjonaj, Kasey Palmer.


Ben Hamer, Robert Huth, Aleksandar Dragovic.


Emre Can.

Man City:

Fernandinho, Yaya Toure.

Man Utd:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Michael Carrick, Daley Blind (contract option), Marouane Fellaini, Ashley Young (contract option), Juan Mata (contract option), Luke Shaw (contract option), Ander Herrera (contract option).


Jesus Gamez, Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara, Curtis Good.


Stuart Taylor, Jack Rose, Florin Gardos, Jeremy Pied.

Stoke City:

Glen Johnson, Charlie Adam, Jese, Jakob Haugaard.


Leon Britton (contract option), Kyle Bartley, Angel Rangel, Sung-Yong Ki, Renato Sanches, Oliver McBurnie, Kenji Gorre.


Michel Vorm.


Ben Watson, Orestis Karnezis, Miguel Britos, Jose Holebas, Molla Wague, Andre Carrillo.

West Brom:

Gareth Barry, Boaz Myhill, James Morrison (contract option), Chris Brunt (contract option), Gareth McAuley, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Claudio Yacob (contract option).

West Ham:

James Collins, Diafra Sakho.


Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday January 4 2018
Time: 9:00AM

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