Despite the closure of the January transfer window, there are still a number of free agents who can be snapped up this winter.
The January transfer window has closed and clubs can no longer sign players under contract until the summer.
However, players who are currently free agents can still be snapped up, and there’s a plethora of talent still available in the market as provided by Transfermarkt
The London teams went into the transfer window with a clear cut ambition – to add to their depths.
However, none of them achieved this aim as they all fall short in one way or the other.
Arsenal could only muster just one goal throughout the whole January, whilist losing 3/4 matches in the process including the painful Carabao exit. The thought of bringing a striker proved to be fruitless and they seen Dusan Vlahovic joined Juventus, and to Arsenal fans disappointment, Isak release clause couldn’t be activated on the deadline day.
To make it worse, Aubameyang contract was mutually terminated allowing him to join Barcelona on a free transfer, leaving Arsenal with only Andre Lacazette and Nketiah as striking options for second half of the season. Both who have combined total (3) premiership goals this season.
Whereas, Arsenal North London rivals Tottenham also failed in their attempts to bring right wing back to N17.
Conte, who joined the club in November, has made no secret of his desire to strengthen his squad, even though both Juventus duo Bentancur and Kulusevski were signed, Tottenham made no attempt to provide for right wing-back after missing out on Adama Traore to Barcelona .
Whilst Chelsea on the other hand failed to bring cover for injured Left-back Ben Chilwell who is ruled out of the season. The idea of bringing Emerson Palmieri back despite willing to pay compensation fees proved to be in vain as Lyon were not ready to entertain any offer for the Chelsea loanee.
All squads look in good shape going into the second half of the season, but there is still quality in the market for the London clubs to look at.
Here, we name three players who are still unattached and available to signed on free transfers this winter.
Diego Costa of Atletico MG
Perhaps the biggest name currently available on a free transfer, Costa is an experienced striker who is no stranger to English football after spending four seasons at Chelsea.
The Spain international’s contract with former club Atletico Mineiro was terminated earlier in January, but at 33 he will still harbour aspirations of playing at the highest level.
Arsenal are currently having no Center-forward back up as Nketiah has proved so many times he’s not the man to rely on for goals coming off the bench.
If Arsenal could throw their ugly past and get Diego Costa, he would surely help in their top 4 ambitions this season.
Yotun can operate as a left-back, left-winger and in defensive midfield and, despite limited experience in European football, has won more than 100 caps for his native Peru.
The 31-year-old has mainly played in South America, but has also won titles in Sweden and Mexico.
Due to his versatility he could be a smart addition for Chelsea who’s not willing to go into the transfer war chest looking for another Left-back on a long term deal.
DeAndre Yedlin is a former Tottenham’s player who plays for the United States national team. Primarily a right-back, Yedlin has also featured as a wing-back and wide midfielder.
Yedlin has previously played for Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland and Newcastle United in English football making over 100 appearances before his transfer to Turkish giants Galatasaray.
Galatasaray has terminated DeAndre Yedlin’s contract, clearing way for a potential move back to MLS but he’s exploring a return to England which Tottenham can snap up as cover before investing heavily on right back in the summer.
Yedlin, 28, remains one of the top American right backs in the world. He has started 15 of 21 games for Galatasaray and has already played more minutes than in any season since 2018-19.
He was also recently called up for the USMNT’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.