“Sign Him Up!”: Free agents Premier League sides could still sign

Free Agents

The transfer window for Premier League clubs shut on 9 August this summer as teams prepared to have their squads in order for the opening weekend of matches.

However, those clubs can still make additions. A number of free agents are still available, with some who could be considered great signings.

11 Free Agents Available

Yaya Toure

The Ivorian was released from Manchester City this summer once his contract expired and he believes he can still play until he is in his 40s.

However, he is likely to demand huge wages. Considering the former Premier League winner is 35-years-old, some will feel that he would be an expensive risk, despite the quality and talent he possesses.

Hatem Ben Arfa

The former Newcastle United winger had fallen out of favour at Paris Saint-Germain last season. So it is no real surprise the Ligue One giants allowed him to leave.

The France international has not been able to fully unlock his potential. Maybe, however, with a new club who would be able to realise his full talent.

However, his attitude and wage demands will need to change for anything to happen.

Claudio Marchisio

An Italy and Juventus stalwart in his own right, it was a surprise to see Marchisio released from the club he spent his entire career at.

However, competition at the Old Lady for places was tough. With the likes of Sami Khedira, Blaise Matuidi and new arrival Emre Can, the 32-year-old decided to call time on his career in Turin.

He is still capable of playing at a high level and could become an excellent addition for any side that would take the chance on signing him.

Glen Johnson

The defender was released from his Stoke City contract following their relegation to the Championship. He has had stints at Chelsea, Liverpool, Portsmouth and West Ham United.

The 34-year-old could still become an inspired signing for a Premier League side this summer. He would probably be added as a backup, rather than a first-team regular.

Youssouf Mulumbu

The former West Bromwich Albion midfielder was last playing football in Kilmarnock.

The Democratic Republic of Congo international impressed in the Scottish Premiership last season and could easily do a job for one of the teams towards the bottom of the English top-flight.

At 31-years-old, it appears to be quite strange that he still remains to be a free agent, although that may not last too much longer.

Claudio Yacob

Free Agent

Another former Baggies star, Yacob currently finds himself without a club. The Argentine left the club following their relegation to the Championship this season and remains available.

The midfielder proved to be solid for West Brom in the middle of the park during his time at The Hawthorns and would be able to fill an anchorman role at a team in the bottom half of the Premier League table.

Victor Anichebe

Things never really went to plan for the Nigerian striker, after he started his Everton career in a positive fashion.

Following spells at West Brom and Sunderland, he headed to China and joined Beijing Enterprises.

But he was shortly released from his contract after just 11 appearances for the side.

Miguel Veloso

The Portugal international, who has over 50 caps, left Genoa for the second time this summer and certainly has the experience to play for a Premier League side.

He has been linked with Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers recently.

John Terry

Free Agent

The Chelsea legend left Aston Villa at the end of last season amid their financial situation and remains without a club.

It is unlikely that he will return to the Premier League with a new team after he revealed that he would not like to come up against Chelsea.

Admittedly not now, but in his heyday, he was one of the world’s best centre-backs and has a strong leadership presence that teams could benefit from.

Patrice Evra

The former Manchester United left-back is a free agent, after his contract at West Ham United was not renewed.

He has a winning mentality from his time at Old Trafford under Sir Alex Ferguson, and also at Juventus.

However, he failed to impress during his time at the London Stadium. And, at 37 years-old, it is unlikely he will be able to compete in England’s top-flight once again.

Bakary Sako

Still only 30-years-old, Sako could still have the best years ahead of him.

But if you were to look at his form for Crystal Palace, you would be sceptical.

The Mali international was a hit for Wolverhampton Wanderers during his time with them. He struggled, however, when it came to the Premier League. This may be a reason why sides are yet to take the risk on him.

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