The transfer window may be shut but these guys don’t care, because they have no contract! From Everton rejects to former Liverpool heroes to Arsenal stalwarts to West Ham and Newcastle United mercenaries. These players should, with some exceptions, be avoided like the plague!
The Daily Mail came up with a list of players that were out of contract and therefore allowed to move to your club even with the transfer window firmly shut, we give our thoughts on the players you really shouldn’t hope to see in your clubs colours!
(Australian Mercenary football who used to have an eye for goal but more likely to take your clubs money and sit on the bench eating everyones food. No goals in his last 16 Newcastle appearances and an ever expanding waist line are two good reasons to steer clear)
(Australian Mercenary footballer number two. It’s quite incredible how much West Ham United played this guy to stand around looking tough, being positionally inept whilst giving the aura of a player who used to be quite good but clearly not a player worth throwing money at)
Andy van der Meyde
(Without wishing to get into any legal shenanigans I could state, quite tactfully, that the Dutchman has issues with alcohol, or at least that’s what has been reported on many occasions across many different sources of media. Hasn’t started a Premier League match in over two and a half years!
(Actually this guy may not be a bad signing. Great start to his career saw him do well at Everton and capped by England before a move to Rangers seemed to scupper his career and the left back fell out with the then Ibrox boss Dick Advocaat quite spectacularly. A career resurrection was attempted at Man City but his time there was blighted by injury and loss of form. Still only 29 though.
(In my view the pick of this bunch. 26 year old former Arsenal man Volz is a classy right back who is equally adept going forward as he is determined and passionate at the back. Made a name for himself at Fulham where he enjoyed five good years. Surely he will get a new club before long. We are talking about a full German international who is available for nothing and you don’t get many of them to the dozen!)
(Now I used to be a big fan of this German international but I think the clock is running down on this midfielders career. At 36 and with a host of memories drawn from successful spells in his homeland and here in England, with a Champions League winners medal, Two UEFA Cup winners medals, Two Bundesliga titles to his name and a World Cup Runners Up medal it’s time for the battler to do what every player of his stature and age should do…Yes that’s right…Wait for a call from Sven at Notts County (and no I am not joking!).
(I am having a hard time believing this guy even exists. Played just six minutes for Man City before being released. Imagine how bad, or how little faith is placed in you, that after barely the amount of time it takes to make a cup of tea, you are deemed not good enough)
(32 year old Cameroonian international did it all for Arsenal over his seven years at the club but then moved to Portsmouth where he found his place taken by Glen Johnson. Still could do a decent job for a lower level Premier League side but seems like he may move to Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv)
(37 year old former goal machine turned midfielder is surely considering quitting the game, if only so he can try win back the love of his former flame Jordan, or perhaps not)
(Six clubs in six years tells its own story. Never really able to settle at the clubs he has moved to and whether thats down to temperatmental issues or because the teams he has played for have a knack of either getting relegated or very close to doing so, is hard to say. Can occasionally score goals but not nearly enough to consider him a viable target but no doubt someone will take another chance on the Senegalese International)