Over at the Guardian website they have a list of out of contract players that was released by the Premier League. Here is a link to take a look at all the players that are free listed by the clubs that have released them.
For those that don’t want to read through it all, here is a look at the bigger names that are up for a free transfer, and for me there are some real bargains. Matthew Upson for me would be a great signing for either a newly promoted team or a current Premier League team that is looking to shore up its defence. Tottenham and Arsenal should be looking at him as he would be a great benefit to them, or any team that he does choose to sign for.
John Carew and Nigel Reo-Coker have been released by Aston Villa and across town at Birmingham Sebastian Larsson. Larsson has come out and said that apparently there is interest from Arsenal in taking him back to the club, by time well tell in that one. Larsson would be a good signing for a mid-table side. He is a good deliverer of the ball whether it is a cross from free play or from a dead ball situation.
It also says that Patrick Vieira is out of contract, and he showed that he still has the ability to play a part in League and again maybe Arsenal should look to resign him, as he would be able to pass on a winning mentality to a young team where he is still held with high regard. But again other teams that are looking for an experienced midfielder should take notice.
There are many other players that are on the list, 123 to be exact, but here are a few that maybe new promoted QPR, Norwich & Swansea should look at. There is a balance of good experienced players along with some budding youth.
Strikers; Benjani, Marlon Harewood, James McFadden, Marcus Bent & Diomansy Kamara, Midfielders Mark Randall, Lee Bowyer, Michael Woods, Zoltan Gera, Bolo Zenden, Giles Barnes, Jason Koumas.
Defenders; John Pantsil, Steven Caldwell, Jonathan Spector, Sol Campbell, Ibrahima Sonko, Jlloyd Samuel.
And Goalkeepers; Dean Kiely and Marcus Hahnemann.
There are also Owen Hargreaves and Jonathan Woodgate, but with their injuries, they may well retire.