January is here, which brings with it the domino effect of the busiest point of the season. With this comes those coincidentally timed suspensions, injuries to players, fatigue – and – the real dampener of many squads in the Premier League…the African Cup Of Nations. Additions are needed, and, where best to head first than the bargain basement of the pool of free agents!
Here we have a range of free agents here from surprise packages, former class acts, wishful thinking all the way to those may or may not have already failed with short term spells from January onwards. Said player may or may not be an Irish roly-polying striker. Ahem…
33, lone striker, workhorse, scores the odd goal.
Guaranteed to give you a chuckle on Twitter, too.
35, doesn't run, bags of skill AND scores?
Sounds like the man to out-Zlatan Zlatan!
38, powerhouse, workhorse, big game player.
Would he return to the PL, though?
36, renowned goalscorer but no more blistering pace
Could he roly-poly in and save your club season?
33, bit of an attitude, would bring some good quality to most midfields.
Plus, grows a cracking beard.
34, built like an ox, can kick a ball faster than a bullet. 'Nuff said.
31, fresh from plying his trade in the ISL could he shore up a PL sides midfield again?
36, no introduction needed. Who has the cojones?
HOW good would it be to see this man in the PL, even now?
30, versatile across the back four and in CM
Could be a good bet for a lower placed club.
34, boy oh boy was he bad at Villa. Has it in him to rejoin the PL elite.
29, the Uruguayan has already been touted with a move to Chelsea.
Could they be pipped to his signing?
So, there we go, our ‘keeper-less (although, just stick Ronaldinho in, he would probably casually become the best ‘keeper anyway) free agent XI is complete. There are a few who are destined to return and some who may be a bit of a stretch, but, there is quality in there for all teams in the Premier League. Which could mean we even see a few tussles for some of these free agents over the course of January.
Would you want to take a punt on Joleon Lescott? Should West Ham pair up the Dimis? What about a man who could run through walls in Michael Essien?