Five Premier League destinations for former Manchester United and City man Frederic Veseli

Manchester United surprised many by releasing talented Swiss under-21 international Frederic Veseli this summer, a defender they snapped up from Manchester City 18 months earlier. So could Crystal Palace, Hull City, Swansea City, Stoke City or Liverpool give him a chance?

When Manchester United snapped up impressive Swiss youth international Frederic Veseli from local rivals Manchester City in January 2012 it was a stunning swoop from The Red Devils.

He looked to have all the potential to become a future star at the club; but despite being a regular for the reserves he was released by the club this summer.

Now he is searching for a new club in England as confirmed by his agent Adam Bouskouchi:

"Freddie wants to stay in England, he has been here since 2008 and he feels he is ready to push for a first-team place somewhere," Bouskouchi told Sky Sports. ‘’There are a number of clubs showing an interest and he is considering his options." 

While the likes of Wigan, Middlesbrough and Birmingham are said to be keen on taking him to the Championship could a Premier League outfit give him a shot this summer.

We assess five clubs that might just do that….

Crystal Palace

Ian Holloway’s men have been mentioned as one of the teams interested in the player and you can understand why.

A cheap utility player with plenty of potential he could certainly do a job for the newly promoted Eagles next season.

Palace’s recent dealings with United over Wilfried Zaha could give them a little access into the progress the player made and they may just fancy this deal.

Hull City

If any of his former players seem to have the ear more often or not of Sir Alex Ferguson it is Steve Bruce and he might just do well to pick his old bosses brains on the subject of Veseli; that’s if the Scot picks up the phone enjoying his summer holidays.

Veseli could join former United team-mate Robbie Brady at the KC Stadium.

Swansea City

The Swans demonstrated with the signing of Kyle Bartley their desire to gamble on talented footballers in the Laudrup mould last summer; and Veseli could be that man this year.

With a Europa League campaign on the horizon a utility player could prove vital to a season of success.

Stoke City

Mark Hughes is the new manager at The Britannia and he was the Manchester City manager when Veseli first headed over to England from Lausanne Sports.

Could he reacquaint himself with the Swiss this summer?


This is the howitzer of the bunch and would depend on exactly what Veseli wants right now. It is said he wants first-team football which may not be available at Anfield but I would not be surprised to see Brendan Rodgers give him a trial this summer.

Where do you think Veseli will play next season?

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