Free Agent XI

With all 20 Premier League clubs announcing the players they will not be maintaining next season, here’s a look at some of the players yet to sign for another club. 


Simpson – Dunne – Gallas – Ferreira

Benayoun – Whitehead – Denilson – Arshavin

Santa Cruz – Cole

Jan Mucha

The 30 year old goalkeeper was released by Everton in the summer. He has 35 caps for the Slovakian national team but has found things tough as Tim Howard’s understudy.

Danny Simpson

The former Manchester United trainee finally settled down at Newcastle after a number of loan spells. The 26 year old right back was almost an ever present in the 2011/12 season but found first team action harder to come by this term featuring only 19 times with the arrival of Mathieu Debuchy.

Richard Dunne

The experienced center half was released by Aston Villa after 4 years at the club. Injury kept him out for all of last season but the man with 77 Republic of Ireland caps still has a lot to offer in the twilight of his career.

William Gallas

Another experienced center half who was released by Spurs. Gallas who has also played in the Premier League for Chelsea and Arsenal is now 35 and is more than likely to move away from the Premier League.

Paulo Ferreira

The 35 year old full back ended his 9 year association with Chelsea this summer. Again more likely to move abroad to end his career rather than stay in the Premier League.

Yossi Benayoun

33 year old midfielder who made his name in England at West Ham and Liverpool. Career has faded in the last few years but still has a lot to offer with his technical abilities.

Dean Whitehead

31 year old released by Stoke, a club where he had been a regular for the majority of his 4 years at the club. Energetic and a battler in midfield, his experience has a lot to offer to a new Premier League club.


After spending the last two years on loan at Sao Paulo, Arsenal finally took the decision to release Denilson in the summer. At the age of only 25, he still has the potential to have a big future in the game. Would be a decent signing for many Premier League teams.

Andrey Arshavin

Arshavin signed for Arsenal back in 2009 for a fee believed to be around £20 million. However in the last 2 years he has fallen out of favour and in 2012 rejoined Zenit on loan. Now at 32, he has been released.

Roque Santa Cruz

The very much forgotten man, Roque Santa Cruz has been released by Man City. He has spent the last two seasons out on loan at Betis and this season Malaga, playing in the Champions League. At 31 he still has goals left in him.

Carlton Cole

England international Carlton Cole was released by West Ham after 7 years at the club, including helping the club back into the Premier League in 2012. At 29, Cole still has the ability and age to continue playing in the Premier League for a number of years.

Subs: Ross Turnbull, Titus Bramble, Chris Baird, Florent Malouda,  David Bentley, Jerome Thomas, Mladen Petric.

The bench has plenty of Premier League and international experience. Players that have fallen out of form in the last few years, players who have been Premier League regulars for many years.

Without the need for a transfer fee, you can bet many Premier League sides are considering moves for a large number of these players. Only time will help establish the destination of these players come August.

Hello there, my name is Edward Seaman. I am a 21-year-old freelance journalist with experience within the industry. I am a student at the University of Lincoln, where I am studying a three year course in Journalism. Born in Ipswich, I have lived in both Stowmarket and Diss and currently reside between Lincoln and Norwich. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and want to share them with your friends and family and on your social media sites. You can find me at: Twitter: EdwardSeaman94 Instagram: edwardseaman Google+ EdwardSeaman

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