Five free agents that can still be signed after transfer deadline day
The summer transfer window for the Premier League closed at 23.00 BST on Tuesday night but deals can still be agreed with players who currently have no club.
Serge Aurier left Tottenham Hotspur by mutual agreement. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
It was a quiet transfer window for Liverpool who only brought in £35 million defender Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig and the majority of Kopites were hoping for more arrivals.
Meanwhile, at Everton, manager Rafael Benitez has been operating on a shoestring. The 11th-hour signing of striker Soloman Rondan on deadline day was his fourth free transfer of the window.
Winger Andros Townsend, goalkeepers Asmir Begovic and Andy Lonergan were also snapped up for free, with Everton’s other summer signing Demari Grey a £1.7m capture from Bayer Leverkusen.
But there are plenty of players still available on free transfers and we have picked out five that could be snapped up..
Serge Aurier - market value £18 million
The Ivorian fullback had his contract with Tottenham Hotspur terminated on Tuesday after four seasons with the London club.
He played 110 games for Spurs, scoring eight times and providing 17 assists.
The defender won two French league titles during his time at Paris Saint-Germain and at 28 years old has plenty left to offer.
Angel Romero - market value £5.4 million
The Paraguayan forward’s contract with Argentine club San Lorenzo expired in August and the 29-year-old is on the lookout for a new club.
A double champion in Brazil with Corinthians, he has been capped 27 times for his country and scored at the Copa America in Brazil this summer.
He scored 13 goals and provided 12 assists in 55 games for San Lorenzo but his club career has never taken him outside of South America.
Eliaquim Mangala - market value £2.25m
Manchester City splashed out £35 million for the French centre-back in 2014 but it never really worked out for Mangala at the Etihad Stadium, despite winning the Premier League and two League Cups.
He was sold to Valencia and Everton fans may remember he was sent on loan to the club in 2018 but broke down with a knee injury just two games into his Goodison Park career.
The 30-year-old left Spanish side Valencia in July after playing 54 games for the club.
Hatem Ben Arfa - market value £2.75m
One of a host of Newcastle United’s successful French imports under manager Alan Pardew, Ben Arfa arrived at St James Park as a five-time Ligue 1 winner and quickly became a fan favourite due to his flair and dribbling ability.
He scored 14 goals and provided 15 assists in 86 games for the Magpies before he lost his way and was released by the club.
He re-established himself at PSG as a double League Cup winner before moving to Rennes and Bordeaux, whom the 34-year-old left this summer.
Daniel Sturridge - market value £1.8 million
A two-time Champions League winner with Liverpool and Chelsea, Daniel Sturridge left the Premier League in 2019 after being released by the Reds.
A prolific goalscorer at his best, it was a surprise when he joined Turkish club Trabzonspor.
He scored seven goals in 16 games for the Super Lig side but in March 2020 he was given a four-month ban from global football for breaching betting rules.
Trabzonspor ended his contract and after 15 months without a club, Sturridge began training with newly-promoted La Liga club Real Mallorca in July. The 32-year-old is still without a club.