The transfer window for free agents is open until March 2020.
Many leagues allow teams to bring in free agents despite the market being shut.
If they are going to add players to their squad they will now have to look at free agents and there are lots of top players who are currently without a club. A host of experienced defenders recently let go by their clubs are available to make up the backline.
All of them Champions League experience and might be of interest to a few clubs ahead of the new season.
We’ve rounded a list of Top 10 free agents after summer 2019.
10. Jack Rodwell
The 28-year-old former Everton and Manchester City centre-back or midfielder was released by Blackburn this summer after infamously flopping during his four-year stay at Sunderland. Rodwell, a former England international has taken time out this close season, with links even rumors and speculation as to the possible destination of his next move have been few and far between.
But his lack of pre-season would likely hinder the opportunities which may come his way. Italian clubs Torino and Sassuolo have also reportedly shown interest in an injury-plagued player who was one of England’s brightest hopes after winning the first of his three caps in 2011. In addition, Greek giants Panathinaikos have emerged the latest club to consider attempting to revive Rodwell’s career.
9. Markel Susaeta
The one-time Spain international expressed his desire to see out his career at the San Mames Stadium but along with stalwarts Ander Iturraspe and Mikel Rico, the trio left Los Leones at the end of the campaign. With the small pool of players available to Gaizka Garitano, as per the club’s cantera policy – or, unwritten law dictating that they can only sign players in the Basque region – it seemed nonsensical that they chose to part with three first-team members.
However, unlike Iturraspe and Rico, Susaeta is yet to find a new club, but at 31, and having made over 500 appearances for Athletic Bilbao, he should be signed up fairly soon.