As the second half of the Premier League season begins and January ends, we begin to see the intentions of clubs on who they’re going to keep around in the summer. But a player that is currently overpaid or not in form could be very valuable for those clubs looking for a bargain.
There’s many of the Premier League’s classic players coming to the end of their contracts, and it may well be time for goodbye.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
Surprisingly, it may be the end of Santi Cazorla at Arsenal. The Spanish maestro definitely has another year left in him though - Arsenal should sort this one out quickly. Source: Youtube
Shay Given (Stoke City)
A Premier League legend. Source: TimesFM
Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
Should have apologised sooner. Source: FromTheStands
Charlie Adam (Stoke City)
The man who arrived to the Premier League with Blackpool, marketed expertly by Ian Holloway. Back to Rangers? Source: Independent
Gael Clichy (Manchester City)
How is he only 31?! Source: Zimbio
John Terry (Chelsea)
His performances show it's time to go. Conte won't be convincing him to stay any longer. Source: ProvenQuality
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United)
He doesn't look to be slowing down any time soon. It would be foolish for United not to extend this one. Source: Youtube
Jesus Navas (Manchester City)
Navas' time in the Premier League has been somewhat underwhelming. An interesting option for teams in the summer. Source: Marcadorint
Michael Carrick (Manchester United)
A United legend. Source: RedDevilArmada
Glen Johnson (Stoke City)
Excellent in his prime. Maybe those laughable Barcelona rumours will surface again?! Source: Goal
Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
Everyone's former favourite at full-back in fantasy football. Source: Bingwa
Lucas Leiva (Liverpool)
Somehow managing to do a job at centre-half. Nonetheless, a great servant to Liverpool. Fan favourite. Source: Nwikedinho Sports
Bacary Sagna (Manchester City)
Pep doesn't like his full-backs. Source: WorldFootball
Well it seems that Pep Guardiola isn’t happy with his team at all, with five players around his first-team looking unlikely to receive new deals. Anyone need a full-back? But with all these players potentialy leaving, does this show Manchester City are planning to play three at the back? At least he might actually stick to a formation then.
With so many high profile names out of contract this summer, China’s clubs will undoubtedly be looking to tempt further players from England over to the Chinese Super League. Whilst the likes of Yaya Toure and Zlatan Ibrahimovic could definitely continue playing at the highest level next season, will they instead opt for an even more ludicrous pay day.