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Yaya Toure, John Terry, Claudio Marchisio… the best XI of free agents still hunting a team for the 2018-19 season

From Premier League-winning stars to some of Europe's hottest names, some freebies are yet to be snapped up this summer

The transfer window is all done and dusted in the Premier League… but there are still a host of star names without a club.

From Premier League-winning stars to some of Europe’s hottest names, some freebies are yet to be snapped up for absolutely nothing.

There are still a host of big names waiting to be snapped up on a free

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There are still a host of big names waiting to be snapped up on a free

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John Terry, Patrice Evra, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri are just four such players waiting patiently for a club to step forward.

Claudio Marchisio is just one other former superstar currently being left to rot… as is Hatem Ben Arfa.

We’ve taken a look at the best free agent XI below as clubs conclude their business for the summer.

GOALKEEPER – Oscar Ustari

Oscar Ustari is the biggest name goalkeeper left without a club

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Oscar Ustari is the biggest name goalkeeper left without a club

FORMER Sunderland and Argentina star Ustari is currently without a club having left Atlas at the end of last season.

At 32-years-old, he’s not at retirement age just yet – with Independiente, Boca Juniors and Getafe on his CV, he should be snapped up soon.


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RIGHT-BACK – Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson is another relegated veteran looking for a new team

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Glen Johnson is another relegated veteran looking for a new team

JOHNSON was released by Championship new boys Stoke this summer and is now hunting for a new team.

The 54-cap England star played at Liverpool, Portsmouth, Chelsea and West Ham prior to his days at the bet365 Stadium and would bring experience to an in-need squad.

CENTRE-BACK – John Terry

John Terry captained Aston Villa last season, but is now without a club

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John Terry captained Aston Villa last season, but is now without a club

WHAT more can you say that hasn’t already been said? Still known by the Chelsea faithful as “captain, leader, legend”, JT left Aston Villa this summer.

The England legend racked up 78 caps for his country… and with 759 first-team appearances under his belt will surely not be without a club for long.

CENTRE-BACK – James Collins

James Collins was brutally let go by West Ham during the summer

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James Collins was brutally let go by West Ham during the summer

COLLINS will be hurting this summer… after he was horrendously dumped by West Ham over email.

The Welsh veteran gave everything to the Hammers and was shunned in disgraceful manner, but he is back training with the club and could be given a new deal.


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LEFT-BACK – Patrice Evra

Patrice Evra is another West Ham player to be let go this summer

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Patrice Evra is another West Ham player to be let go this summer

ALMOST as famous now for his social media antics as his football, Evra failed to set the world alight at West Ham.

But aged 37, the 81-cap France international and five-time Premier League champion is still determined to keep plugging away… if anyone will give him a shot.

CENTRAL MIDFIELD – Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure has finally left Man City after three Premier League crowns

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Yaya Toure has finally left Man City after three Premier League crowns

THREE-TIME Premier League champion Toure was finally let go by Pep Guardiola this summer.

With stints at Manchester City, Barcelona and Monaco under his belt, it won’t be long until someone takes a chance on the former superstar.

CENTRAL MIDFIELD – Alberto Aquilani

Alberto Aquilani has struggled ever since leaving Roma nearly a decade ago

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Alberto Aquilani has struggled ever since leaving Roma nearly a decade ago

TIPPED for stardom at Liverpool, things never really panned out for the former Roma star.

Stints at Fiorentina and Sporting Lisbon followed – amongst others – but he is now without a club after being released by Las Palmas last season.

CENTRAL MIDFIELD – Claudio Marchisio

Claudio Marchisio was finally let go by Juventus after 25 years at the club

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Claudio Marchisio was finally let go by Juventus after 25 years at the club

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ITALIAN star Marchisio finally ended his love-affair with Juventus, after 13 years in the first-team – and 25 years at the club in total.

Now aged 32-years-old, the midfielder still has plenty to offer and should be snapped up by someone soon.

FORWARD – Hatem Ben Arfa

Hatem Ben Arfa was let go by Paris Saint-Germain at the end of 2017-18

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Hatem Ben Arfa was let go by Paris Saint-Germain at the end of 2017-18

AFTER sub-par spells at Newcastle and Hull, Ben Arfa shone at Nice… so brightly in fact he snared a move to Ligue 1 giants PSG.

However, after failing to regularly break into the first XI, he is now a free agent and an intriguing prospect for a host of clubs.

FORWARD – Giuseppe Rossi

Giuseppe Rossi is sithout a team after leaving Genoa last season

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Giuseppe Rossi is sithout a team after leaving Genoa last season

ANOTHER to flop in the Premier League, with Man United, and thrive elsewhere, Rossi was a star at Villarreal.

He then moved to Fiorentina before spending last season at Genoa and now a free agent, he’ll be keen to prove he’s still got goals in him, aged 31.

FORWARD – Samir Nasri

Samir Nasri is hunting a new team after failing to fire in Turkey last year

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Samir Nasri is hunting a new team after failing to fire in Turkey last year

A TWO-TIME Premier League champion who has played for Arsenal, Man City and Sevilla, Nasri was at Antalyaspor last season.

Just eight appearances in the Super Lig last season saw him leave this summer… is he worth a punt for a Prem side for 2018-19?


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