There Are Some Seriously Good Players Available After Deadline Day

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The transfer window may have slammed shut at 11pm on Wednesday night, but that doesn’t mean clubs can’t add new faces to their squads.

It does mean that Chelsea can’t pay any more millions for overrated defenders though, so that’s nice, but clubs can scour the dozens of free agents who are currently without a club for reinforcements.

And there are some handy players without employers right now, for one reason or another.

Check them out:


Mathieu Flamini

Since leaving Arsenal at the end of the season, Flamini hasn’t yet found a new club.

The experienced Frenchman could certainly still do a job at a decent level, with the newly promoted sides springing to mind.

Roma and Torino have been sniffing around him though, so it may not be long before the 32-year-old is back in action.


Wes Brown

Alright, perhaps it’s no major surprise that Brown is without a club, seeing as he’s been awful for a few years now.

He’s 36, and is currently looking for just his third club in his 18 year career, after leaving Sunderland last year.

I doubt many English clubs will want to take a chance on him recapturing his glory days, but a move to the MLS would surely be a smart move for him.

Portland Timbers currently have Steven Taylor and Liam Ridgewell at the back, so there’s hope for Brown yet.

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Dimitar Berbatov

Without doubt the classiest player on this list, the Bulgarian striker has been without a club since leaving PAOK a few months back.

His work rate leaves a lot to be desired, and at 35 it’s highly likely that a lame goat could out sprint him, but he’s available if anyone wants him.

Egyptian side Al Ahli – who are managed by former Spurs boss Martin Jol – were interested in him, but Berbatov turned them down, leading them to signing Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan instead.

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Emmanuel Adebayor

Former Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester City striker Adebayor has been without a club since leaving Cystal Palace at the end of last season.

He scored one in nine for the Eagles, but Alan Pardew has strengthened his side with Christian Benteke and Loic Remy this summer, leaving Adebayor without a team.

In fairness, the Togo international doesn’t make it easy for himself to find a new club as he still demands big wages for a 32-year-old, but Fulham were interested on deadline day and could still move for him as he looks to complete his quest to play for every club in London.

Chelsea, it’s down to you.


Marouane Chamakh

Another released by Palace, Chamakh is still training with the club as he looks for a new employer.

Not entirely sure who that’s going to be though, considering he failed to score in 12 games last season and looks as much use as a carpet fitter’s ladder.

Who knows, maybe someone will take a chance on everyone’s favourite Arsenal flop…barring¬†Nicklas Bendtner.

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Jose Enrique

Since leaving Liverpool, no one has offered Enrique another chance.

He released a bizarre video in pre season of him running up and down a Spanish road, but it hasn’t yet convinced anyone to take him on.

Funny that.

A move back to Spain looks the most likely source of income for him, although the ¬£70,000 a week deal he’s had at Liverpool for the last few years should see him through for a while longer.

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Miroslav Klose

Even though he’s now 38, the man who holds the record for the most World Cup goals scored managed to net seven times last season.

It wasn’t enough to persuade Lazio to extend his deal though, so he’s currently a free agent.

He has been linked with a move to Australia, and some of the big money leagues like the MLS or China may also be interested in another marquee name.

So there you go, if you’re short for five-a-side, try and give one of these lot a ring.