Premiership Freebies In 12 Months?

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With a week to go in the 2016/17 summer transfer window, Premier League clubs have players now in their final 12 months on contracts so is there anybody who should be instantly tied down to a new deal by your club, or is there anybody you’d want to take a cheeky punt on in the hope their club decides to cash in – even if it meant dropping a level.

All these players, as of the time Talksport compiled them (if I don’t do the legwork, I can’t take the blame for being wrong!), will be free agents come the end of the 2016/17 campaign and there are some big names and big experience amongst them who could clearly do a job for somebody in the Premier League still – it just depends on where they end up come next summer.

So with the caveat of not believing any of these have signed new deals yet, announced early retirement or anything like that, are there any you’d like to line up in the shirt for September?

(Any glaring errors feel free to point out in article comments!)

Some young potentials for the future – experienced internationals maybe ready for one final challenge and another opportunity to write themselves into folklore?

Or alternatively are there any you would avoid with somebody else’s bargepole!

Santi Cazorla
Per Mertesacker
Serge Gnabry
Yaya Sanogo

Andrew Surman
Eunan O’Kane
Tokelo Rantie
Artur Boruc
Josh O’Hanlon

George Boyd
Michael Kightly
Dean Marney
Lukas Jutkiewicz
Stephen Ward
Danny Lafferty
Paul Robinson
Kevin Long

John Mikel Obi
Branislav Ivanovic
John Terry

Crystal Palace:
Joe Ledley
Wayne Hennessey
Martin Kelly
Fraizer Campbell
Zeki Fryers
Hiram Boateng
Kwesi Appiah

Arouna Kone
Gareth Barry
Tyias Browning
Conor McAleny

Hull City:
Andrew Robertson
Robert Snodgrass
Jake Livermore
Michael Dawson
Harry Maguire
Shaun Maloney
Dusan Kuciak
Brian Leniham

Leicester City:
Danny Simpson
Marcin Wasilewski

Lucas Leiva
Alexander Manninger

Manchester City:
Jesus Navas
Yaya Toure
Pablo Zabaleta
Gael Clichy
Bacary Sagna
Willy Caballero

Manchester United:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Antonio Valencia
Michael Carrick
Timothy Fosu-Mensah
Sam Johnstone

Grant Leadbitter
Emilio Nsue
Albert Adomah
Mustapha Carayol

Cuco Martina
Llyod Isgrove

Stoke City:
Glen Johnson
Ibrahim Afellay
Charlie Adam
Peter Crouch
Phil Bardsley
Stephen Ireland
Shay Given
Dionatan Teixeira
Daniel Blackman

Jan Kirchhoff
Sebastian Larsson
Steven Pienaar
John O’Shea
Charalampos Mavrias

Swansea City:
Martin Emnes
Gerhard Tremmel

Tottenham Hotspur:

Essaid Belkalem
Sean Murray
Rene Gilmartin

West Bromwich Albion:
Saido Berahino
Chris Brunt
Claudio Yacob
Craig Gardner
Rickie Lambert
Darren Fletcher
Jonas Olsson
Cristian Gamboa
Gareth McAuley
Sebastien Pocognoli
Jack Rose

West Ham United:


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