With the January transfer window approaching, a number of Premier League clubs will be looking to take advantage and move on the deadwood in their squads.
It should perhaps be a given that clubs such as Arsenal might feature heavily, but Arsene Wenger doesn’t have the biggest of squads at the Emirates, nor can he rely on a fully healthy side for the majority of the season. In contrast, Roberto Mancini will very much be looking to make way for others, while Alex Ferguson may want to reassess his options and strengthen other areas of his team.
For the most part, clubs will struggle to get a decent return from the transfer market, with the majority of players having little to show in the way of eye-catching performances in recent months. But the issue of the financial state of the game will also weigh heavily on those looking to fund other purchases. Regardless, these players have either become passengers or simply headaches for a manager looking to move his club forward. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see many of them feature in the transfer stories come the new year.