Four excellent free transfers for clubs looking for bargains

Arsenal and Norwich City players feature, with Newcastle United, QPR and Swansea City among those previously linked.

Every summer sees a raft of talented players fall out of contract for a mixture of simple and controversial reasons, and this summer is no different! The likes of Andrea Pirlo, Victor Valdes and Nemanja Vidic are out of contract in a month and will head to prominent pastures new.

For now though, let’s assess the supremely talented professionals with less of a reputation than the aforementioned stars. These guys would be great additions to any Premier League club wanting to improve on their lot.

Anthony Pilkington – LM 

The Republic of Ireland journeyman is a talented winger almost certain to leave relegated Norwich City for a Premier League side. Blessed with tricky feet and lightning pace, the 25 year old will chip in with assists and goals wherever he signs. Recently linked with Swansea City and Newcastle United.

Nicklas Bendtner – CF 

If someone is willing to take a punt on this Danish international, they could be pleasantly rewarded.

At 26, Bendtner seems to have been around forever. Infamously petulant but undoubtedly talented, Bendtner has a career record of one goal in four – a figure which could mean ten extra goals for a side over a season. Linked with Crystal Palace back in January.

Eduardo da Silva – CF 

The 31 year old Brazilian born Croatian international is out of contract at Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk. A proven international goal scorer with Premier League experience would be a decent signing for any emerging side. His goals may have dried up a little, but his experience at the highest level could prove invaluable. Recently linked with play-off finalists QPR.

Łukasz Fabiański – GK 

Polish international and recent FA Cup winner Fabiański is a highly experienced, capable goalkeeper. At 29 he is arguably entering the prime of his goalkeeping career. At times guilty of unforced errors, his general performances are astute and secure. Certainly good enough to command a starting role at a Premier League club. Currently linked to Swansea with their current incumbent linked elsewhere.

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