While the transfer window is now shut, there are still hundreds of players that are currently without a club.
Hundreds of free agents are hoping to be snapped up in the coming weeks and some of them have experience in the Premier League.
Using data from transfermarkt, we’ve looked at players that have made at least one Premier League appearance and are currently a free agent.
Note: We’ve only included players that are valued at a minimum of £350,000 by transfermarkt.
1. Mehdi Abeid
2. Sammy Ameobi
3. Leandro Bacuna
4. Antonio Barragan
5. Hatem Ben Arfa
A Newcastle United cult hero, Ben Arfa produced moments of magic and scored a number of brilliant goals during his time at St. James’ Park before eventually falling out of favour.
He has since had spells at Nice, Paris Saint-Germain, Rennes, Real Valladolid and Bordeaux and has continued to frustrate and entertain in equal measure.
The 35-year-old recently spent the second half of 2021/22 at Lille, where he made nine appearances and was expelled from the squad after an altercation with manager Jocelyn Gourvennec.
Happy birthday, Hatem Ben Arfa! 🎂🥳
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) March 7, 2022
6. Ryan Bennett
7. Izzy Brown
8. Gary Cahill
9. Tom Carroll
10. Fabian Delph
Former Prem winner still up for grabs
One of four Premier League winners on this list, Delph joined Manchester City from Aston Villa and became a useful utility player for Pep Guardiola.
The midfielder moved to Everton in the summer of 2019 but was plagued by injury problems and featured just 41 times in all competitions during his three years in Merseyside.
According to reports, Sheffield United, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion, Reading and Rangers are all looking into the possibility of signing him on a free transfer.
11. Jason Denayer
12. Adama Diakhaby
13. Giovani dos Santos
14. Danny Drinkwater
After playing a key role in Leicester City’s title-winning season in 2015/16, Drinkwater moved to Chelsea in a £35m deal in 2017.
But he had a miserable spell at Stamford Bridge, making just 23 appearances for the club before being released at the end of 2021/22.
“I’m relieved, because it’s clear it wasn’t a situation that was good for me or the club,” Drinkwater said when asked about his Chelsea exit. “I’m angry because of how it’s gone and how I was treated – not bitter though, what ifs. It was a long time coming.”
The midfielder has now been linked with moves to Reading and Blackpool but is yet to make a decision on his future.
The final goal of @LCFC's title-winning campaign?
— Premier League (@premierleague) August 2, 2018
15. Omar Elabdellaoui
17. Sofiane Feghouli
18. Michael Hector
19. Giannelli Imbula
20. Jose Izquierdo
21. Pajtim Kasami
Kasami only made 56 appearances for Fulham and his time in the Premier League is best remembered for that stunning goal against Crystal Palace.
Greek move on hold for Kasami
The 30-year-old moved to Olympiacos in 2014 and has spent the last five years back in his native Switzerland, playing for FC Sion and FC Basel.
According to Fabrizio Romano, he decided to return to Olympiacos after leaving FC Basel at the end of last season and even completed a medical. But the Greek side have since changed managers and the deal is now up in the air.
Remember this ridiculous volley from Pajtim Kasami? 💥🚀pic.twitter.com/FR42hGy2R4
— GOAL (@goal) June 2, 2021
22. Lamine Kone
23. Moritz Leitner
24. Aaron Lennon
25. Jordan Lyden
26. Eliaquim Mangala
Former Prem record-breaker still without club
Mangala became the most expensive defender in Premier League history when he completed a £41.4m move to Manchester City in 2014.
The France international failed to justify that price tag and had loans spells at Valencia and Everton before joining the former on a free transfer in 2019.
After two years at the Mestalla, he then joined Saint-Etienne in January 2022 and made 15 appearances but was released following their relegation to Ligue 2.
27. Dieumerci Mbokani
28. Kevin McDonald
29. Callum McManaman
30. Sean Morrisson
31. Marc Navarro
32. Oumar Niasse
Despite enduring a turbulent time on Merseyside, Niasse still created some brilliant moments for Everton fans and became a cult hero.
The striker left the Toffees at the end of the 2019/20 season and joined Huddersfield Town in March 2021 but never made a first-team appearance for the club and was let go a couple of months later.
After training with English 10th-tier side West Didsbury & Chorlton and League One side Burton Albion, he joined the latter in February 2022 and scored three goals in 12 appearances before being released at the end of the season.
33. Havard Nordtveit
34. Orjan Nyland
35. Jota Peleteiro
36. Jeremy Pied
37. Anthony Pilkington
38. Gaston Ramirez
39. Andrea Ranocchia
40. Winston Reid
41. Emmanuel Riviere
42. Hal Robson-Kanu
Former West Brom man can still do a job
Robson-Kanu spent five years at West Bromwich Albion but was released following their relegation at the end of the 2020/21 season and has been without a club ever since.
He’s kept himself occupied by working as the CEO of The Turmeric Co, a health drink business that he founded in 2018. But the striker hasn’t hung his boots and is still looking to get back into football.
“If an opportunity arose which I couldn’t refuse then I would still get involved,” the 33-year-old told The Atheltic earlier this year.
Throwback to Wales' greatest Euros moment—Hal Robson-Kanu turning into Johan Cruyff as they beat Belgium in the 2016 quarterfinals 😲
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 12, 2021
43. Danny Rose
44. Lukas Rupp
45. Bakary Sako
46. Yaya Sanogo
Sanogo was tipped for a bright future after joining Arsenal in 2013 but only scored one goal for the Gunners before being released on a free four years later.
He spent three years at Toulouse and has been a free agent since his six-month stint at Championship club Huddersfield Town came to an end in May 2021.
“The worst moment is Saturday and you can’t play,” he told Sky Sports. “You can’t be competitive, that’s the hard bit. There’s frustration. The pressure and the adrenaline of the weekend – I miss it, I miss the pitch.”
47. Scott Sinclair
48. Pape Souare
49. Dale Stephens
50. Daniel Sturridge
The case of the lesser-spotted Daniel Sturridge
Once regarded as one of the best strikers in the Premier League, Sturridge has had a difficult time in recent years.
After being released by Liverpool in 2019, he joined Trabzonspor on a three-year contract but a ban for breaching betting rules brought his time in Turkey to a premature end.
The England international made his comeback with Australian side Perth Glory in October 2021 but injury problems meant he was only on the pitch for a total of 138 minutes in 2021/22.
All of Daniel Sturridge’s 50 Premier League goals for Liverpool, what a player. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/WzcTIVcH2C
— PLClassics (@PLClassics) September 22, 2022
51. Adel Taarabt
52. Neil Taylor
53. Matej Vydra
54. Molla Wague
55. Jetro Willems
56. Andre Wisdom
57. Simone Zaza
Despite watching Zaza take one of the worst penalties of all-time during Italy’s shootout defeat against Germany at Euro 2016, West Ham United still decided to sign him on a season-long loan deal.
The striker failed to score in eight Premier League appearances and the Hammers terminated the loan deal in January 2017 in order to avoid having to pay the £20m purchase option.
He’s since spent time at Valencia and Torino but his contract with the Serie A side was terminated by mutual consent in August 2022. The 31-year-old could still stay in Italy and Genoa are reportedly looking to sign him on a free transfer.
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📚 Today's lesson: How not to take a penalty
🇮🇹 Brought to you by Simone Zaza pic.twitter.com/t7bEmxGwxn
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 2, 2021
58. Marvin Zeegelaar