As the Premier League season draws to a close there are a number of players who will be sweating over their futures as the expiry of their current deal looms. In the summer we can expect many multi million pound signings to be made, but if we have a look at some of the players who could be snapped up for free some clubs will be getting more than good value for money.
Here are five players in the Premier League that would provide a great asset to any club on a free transfer. One of these stars could be playing for your beloved club next season and you can be watching them live if you are lucky to get holdof Premier League football tickets.
John Terry: It looks increasingly unlikely that the 36-year old will be offered a new deal at Stamford Bridge and the former England captain will not be short of offers in the summer.
The possibility of retirement is a realistic option for Terry, but if he wishes to continue his playing career he may be tempted by offers across Europe, America and China – who had host of Chinese Super League clubs interested in January.
Terry has made just ten appearances for Chelsea since signing a one-year extension last summer having spent his whole playing career at Stamford Bridge. Terry looks set to lift another Premier League title in a few months’ time to bring the curtain down on a remarkable career with the Blues.
Boasting four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, plus both Champions League and Europa League titles, he would bring a wealth of experience to any club.
The Brazilian looks set to be shown the exit door at Anfield when his contract expires in the summer after ten years with the club.
The 30-year-old still has plenty to offer at a top-level club, but with his game time limited at Liverpool it looks like he will be made surplus to requirements and bid farewell this summer amid interest from Inter Milan and Galatasaray who are keen to secure his services.
The midfielder arrived on Merseyside from Gremio in a £5million move in 2007 and took his time to settle on Merseyside before becoming a crowd favourite. Lucas has often been deployed as a centre-back this season for the Reds having been muscled out of a place in midfield by Emre Can, Gini Wijnaldum and Kevin Stewart for a deep-lying role alongside Jordan Henderson.
The Spaniard looks certain to depart The Etihad at the end of the season having struggled to impress Pep Guardiola. The 31-year-old has managed a mere 550 minutes of Premier League football since August.
It looks like it will be a busy summer for Manchester City with a host of players coming towards the end of their current deals, including Yaya Toure, Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna. Guardiola will be looking to revamp his squad in the off-season and Navas appears to be one of the big-name casualties after four years at the club.
A return to Spain looks a likely destination for the winger with his former club Sevilla leading the race to tie up his signature. According to Spanish newspaper AS, he has already enrolled his five year-old son at a local school in the city as he edges closer to a return to his hometown.
Navas’ City team-mate Gael Clichy is another high profile name whose days look numbered at Manchester City. The left-back is reportedly desperate to remain in English football if Pep Guardiola decides to release him once his contract expires in June.
The Frenchman has already been contacted by a number of clubs in France and Italy, but the 31-year old believes he is still suited for the demands of the Premier League, fourteen years after making his debut with Arsenal. Clichy moved to City for £7million in 2011 and has won two Premier League titles and a League Cup during his six year stay.
Clichy has become something of a top-flight stalwart and will provide a reliable addition to any Premier League outfit. The writing appears to be on the wall as Guardiola tries to replace the defender with young blood. Liverpool will be after a left-back this summer and they may not have to look far if Gael Clichy becomes available.
The 32 year-old has been plagued by injuries during his time at Arsenal but there is still no doubting his quality and value to the team when he is fit. Arsene Wenger is a firm admirer of the playmaker, but with doubts over his future, Cazorla may also be tempted to move on in the summer when his contract runs out.
The No.19 missed six months of last season with a knee injury and has been sidelined since December following ankle surgery. Such setbacks will do little to convince the Gunners hierarchy to offer him a new deal as he struggles to fulfil the rigours of full Premier League season.
The Spaniard has long been linked with a return home to La Liga, however it is believed that Newcastle United have been keeping tabs on his contract situation if they secure promotion. It would be quite a coup for Rafael Benitez’ Magpies, but he will provide the exact quality, calibre and experience that the club need if they are to consolidate their status in the top flight.