The 58 former Premier League players that are currently available on free transfers: Ben Arfa, Delph…

Hatem Ben Arfa Lille. Stade Pierre-Mauroy on March 16, 2022.

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.

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.

Fabian Delph Everton May 2022

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.

15. Omar Elabdellaoui

16. Fabri

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.

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. 

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.

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.

58. Marvin Zeegelaar

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