With a number of contracts up this summer, most clubs may be looking for a player to buy on the cheap.
With a number of players out of contract this summer, we will look at some of the best possible buys for clubs looking for a bargain:
Goalkeeper: Brad Friedel
The USA international turns 43 this Sunday but is still capable of performing at the top level and will be a bargain for any team looking for a ‘Keeper with Premier League experience.
Right Back: Bacary Sagna
The Frechman is now 31 but still has plenty of years left in him. He has already been linked with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool and will certainly have an endless list of potential suitors.
Centre Backs: Rio Ferdinand and Joleon Lescott
These two former England internationals are two of the most expensive defenders to play in the Premier League and there will no doubt be multiple teams looking to take either player on board. With the experience that both players have they would be a great addition to any team.
Left Back: Ashley Cole
With speculation surrounding the player that he won’t be offered a new contract, he will undoubtedly be looking for a new club after the disappointment of missing out on the 2014 World Cup. He has already been linked with a number of clubs including Real Madrid and Liverpool, and although he is now 33 he seems as though he can continue to play for many years to come and would be a great signing for any club.
Left Midfield: Patrice Evra
With Frenchman’s contract up this summer, it is surprising that he has not been offered a new one after making 33 Premier League appearances this season. The Manchester United man will attract the interest of a number of top clubs given that he has a number of years left in him.
Centre Midfield: Frank Lampard
Although he is now 35, Lampard still has a lot to offer for any team and can use this summer’s World Cup to showcase his talents to any potential suitors. And with plenty of experience he will be a great addition to any team.
Right Midfield: Joe Cole
Since leaving Chelsea, Joe Cole has not been able to perform to the standards he once was able to. Although a successful stint at Lille has seen the French club linked with the West Ham man again.
Striker: Shola Ameobi
The Nigerian striker has been with Newcastle for his entire career and could prove a good asset for a promoted team. He has the chance to impress at the World Cup this year with Nigeria and showcase his talents to potential suitors.
Striker: Nicklas Bendtner
Yes that’s right, Bendtner! The man who once thought he could be compared to Messi and C. Ronaldo is now going to be a free transfer and although he has not set the Premier League alight, he could be a good acquisition for a mid table team.
Striker: Samuel Eto’o
He has been one of the best strikers in Europe for almost 10 years and will undoubtedly have a huge list of potential suitors. He has scored 9 goals from 16 league starts this season and will definitely add goals to any team he decides to join
Written By Eoghan Smith