With August almost upon us and the new Premier League season just weeks away, fans’ attention turns to their beloved clubs and the merits of their latest recruitment policies. It’s an exciting time for supporters as they debate the strengths and weakness of their squads and analyse new signings with meticulous detail.
Amidst the tension and drama of incoming players and pre-season preparations, there are also a number of forgotten players whose futures are shrouded with uncertainty. From returning loan players deemed surplus to requirements to over the hill former stars whose wages and lack of form make them an unattractive proposition, every Premier League team has a handful of excess players eager to find some first team football to aid their careers.
Not only are unwanted players keen for more regular action and one final payday but teams are looking to streamline their squads ahead of FIFA’s impending Financial Fair Play rules and as such many squad players are available for transfer. The precarious nature of sustaining a profitable business means there’s an increased focus on clubs reducing wage bills and spending within their means, so with that in mind it’s time to take a look at the 10 Premier League players in desperate need of a permanent move.