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The Best of the Free Agents this Summer

The transfer window is now officially open for the 2017-18 season and there are plenty of players who are currently without a club going into the new campaign. All Premier League clubs have submitted their release lists and there are some experienced free agent players who could be up for grabs in the market.

Here are some of the best and where we see their careers going…

Willy Caballero

The Argentine became a bit of a fan-favourite at Manchester City when he stepped up to the plate as Joe Hart’s understudy. However, with the arrival of Claudio Bravo and Ederson in 2016-17, City were always going to release at least one of their goalkeepers. He finishes his City career with seven clean sheets in 23 league appearances.

Steven Pienaar

The 35-year-old midfielder has spent the majority of his career under the guidance of David Moyes at Everton and finally at Sunderland. However, he only managed 17 appearances last season and it’s unlikely he’ll find a Premier League club for the 2017-18 campaign.

Darren Fletcher

West Brom released Fletcher at the end of the season despite making 38 league appearances. His career has been hugely successful and the former Manchester United midfielder provided experience and poise in 2016-17. He could be a valuable squad member for one of the league’s new boys but he may chose to find a new challenge to see out the end of his career.

Fraizer Campbell

The Crystal Palace striker has failed to land a regular first team place since joining from Cardiff in 2014. Despite so much potential as a youngster, Campbell’s career hasn’t quite panned out the way everyone had hoped and after scoring just eight goals in 50 appearances for Palace, he is yet to be offered a new contract. Brighton have shown an interest though so Campbell may still have a place in the Premier League.

Gael Clichy

City full-back Clichy has bags of experience and he’s made 325 appearances in the Premier League. After eight years at Arsenal, he’s had six successful seasons at City but it seems Pep Guardiola is yet to offer him a new deal and he could be looking elsewhere for a move this summer.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Ibrahimovic joined United on a one-year deal for free last season and he is yet to extend his stay, making him a free agent currently. After scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances, it would be mad for United to let him go but Ibrahimovic has always chosen his own future and he may be looking elsewhere for a new challenge at the age of 35.

Jesus Navas

Manchester City have a number of senior outfield players currently out of contract including Pablo Zabaleta but Navas would have been hoping for more years. Since joining in 2013 he’s made just 77 league starts and many of those have been unflattering. Last season he started just 12 games in the Premier League. His pace and experience could be appealing to the Premier League new boys though.

Emma Sanders
Emma Sandershttp://Emma-sanders.blogspot.com
Currently studying Journalism at Media City UK, I specialise in Sports Journalism and news writing. My favourite sports include football, tennis, hockey and cricket. This is reflected in my writing.
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