Michel Vorm
The former Swansea City and Tottenham goalkeeper is without a club for the second time in as many years after failing to earn fresh terms in North London. A goalkeeping crisis last autumn meant Spurs re-signed the Dutchman and he may be hoping for a similar situation at a Premier League club this year.

Vorm, capped 15 times by his country, was once considered one of the best netminders in English football but, at 36-years old, knows his better days are in the past. Still, a club in need of an experienced back-up could do a lot worse.

Potential suitor: Everton

Nathaniel Clyne
Liverpool had been keen to move right-back Clyne on for a couple of years before this summer. The England defender was reportedly on almost £100,000 per week at Anfield despite playing second-fiddle to Trent Alexander Arnold.

The former Crystal Palace defender will surely find a home soon enough, even if his wage demands will have to fall considerably at his new club. He remains a solid defender, who is comfortable on the ball and good at getting forward to join the attack. At 29, he still has plenty left in the tank.

Potential suitor: A return to Palace

Eziquel Garay
The Uruguayan centre-back could experience and even goals to a top half Premier League side in need of some defensive reinforcements. The 33-year old has won trophies in Spain, Portugal and Russia during a glittering career, but fell foul of the financial issues plaguing Valencia in 2020.

Garay played more than 200 times in La Liga, scoring 20 goals in the competition (which would be a half decent return for a more attacking player) and is known for his aerial ability and build-up play. Probably best used as cover at a top six club a little light on quality defenders.

Potential suitor: Tottenham Hotspur

Adrian Mariappa
A centre-back who has played well over 150 games in the Premier League during his career. Adrian Mariappa was allowed to run down his contract at Watford this summer after the Hornets were relegated from the top-flight after a five year stay.

Now 34-years of age, Mariappa’s best days are behind him, but he remains a quick, committed defender who can bring the ball out of defence. At 5ft 10, the Jamaican is a little on the short side for a defender, though, and isn’t known for his aerial ability, so would probably be better at a bottom half side who tend to play with a back three.

Potential suitor: Fulham

Gael Clichy
The former Arsenal and Manchester City defender has spent the past three years playing for Basaksehir in the Turkish top flight but now finds himself without a club after running down his contract.

The 35-year could still do a job for a mid-table Premier League side, most likely as backup to a younger and fitter left-back. Clichy has won it all in English football, claiming three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups during his time at the Etihad. The Frenchman may have lost some of his old explosive pace, but his experience and technical ability can’t be called into question.

Potential suitor: Brighton

Jack Wilshere

Wilshere’s announcement, via Twitter, that he had agreed to the early termination of his contract at West Ham was tough reading for many football fans. Still only 28-years-old, it feels like only yesterday the Englishman was bossing it at the Nou Camp and being hailed as the most naturally gifted midfielder of his generation.

It’s been three years since Wilshere last completed more than eight games in a Premier League season (he made 27 appearances during a loan to Bournemouth in 2016/17), and there is a feeling injuries have taken too much toll – both physical and mental – on a talented player.

Wilshere claims he can still do a job at a big club, but one imagines he isn’t cut out for the heavy pressing required at many of the top six in England. Either a play as you play deal at a club willing to be patient with him, or a move to somewhere a little less physical, might do Jack good.

Potential suitors: Serie A or the MLS may be his best options

Yohan Cabaye

Cabaye is well known to Premier League fans, having conducted the orchestra at both Newcastle and Crystal Palace in days gone by. A big move from the latter to PSG in 2014 never really worked out for the Frenchman – despite him winning three league titles and two league cups in Paris – and he is now without a club following a spell at Saint Etienne.

Cabaye might not be the most physical midfielder, but he remains a composed presence on the ball and can still get around the pitch. The 34-year old could provide backup to a pre-existing playmaker at a Premier League side – a replacement for Jonjo Shelvey at his old club, perhaps?

Potential suitors: Newcastle United

Mario Mandzukic

While a few players on this list may struggle to compete with younger opponents in a top league again, the same cannot be said for Mario Mandzukic. The Croation forward remains an absolute machine and, even at the age of 34, could still cause headaches for elite defenders 10 years his junior.

Mandzukic is not only fit and strong, he is also versatile, a leader and has won almost everything there is to win during a phenomenal career, including 10 league titles and a European crown.

The target man will have a long list of suitors, and will need to decide if he still wants to play every week or if he is happy to provide a rotation option at a top club.

Potential suitors: Manchester City are having a bit of a striker crisis?

Alen Halilovic

The ‘Balkan Messi’ may have struggled to live up to his billing as one of the most exciting young talents in world football but, at just 24-years of age, there is still time to resurrect his fortunes.

Halilovic became the youngest ever player to represent Croatia in 2013, at the age of just 16, but the attacking midfielder schooled at La Masia has been frustratingly inconsistent during spells at clubs such as Hamburg, Milan, Las Palmas and Heerenveen since leaving Barcelona.

Managers love a project and, were Halilovic rediscover his genius, his club might have a player with serious value on their hands. It would be a cheap gamble, too, with few teams interested in his services. Who needs a creative midfielder down on his luck then?

Potential suitors:

Danny Welbeck

Another player Watford allowed to leave on a free following the club’s relegation to the Championship last season. Welbeck’s £100,000 a week wages would have been unsustainable for a club in the second-tier, and it would be hard to argue the 29-year old deserves that kind of wage packet at his next club.

Welbeck is still a quality player but he doesn’t score often enough to be considered an elite striker. His versatility, stamina and pace are all valuable attributes, however, and there is no reason to believe Welbeck can’t provide an excellent option for a mid to lower-table team in the Premier League.

Potential suitors: Burnley

Daniel Sturridge

Injuries and a loss of that explosive acceleration have seriously hampered the career of a player once considered England’s most naturally gifted finisher. At 31-years old, Sturridge should still be enjoying the twilight of his prime years at a Champions League club. Instead, he is without an employer and there are few teams who would want to take a gamble on a player who just isn’t fit for long enough.

Having said that, if someone were to take a risk, and Strurridge were to recapture some of his old magic, we’re talking about a player who could still bang in at least 15 goals a season. He spent last season at Trabzonspor in Turkey, where he scored seven goals in 16 appearances – a genuinely decent return in a new country. Could it be time to come home (even on a pay as you play deal)?

Potential suitors: A return to West Brom?