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240 Premier League and Championship free agents this summer

In this article, we take a look at the 240 free agents at Premier League and Championship clubs who could potentially leave this summer.

The season is coming to an end, and managers will have an idea of who they want to get rid of, who are out of contract, and what they need to do to boost their promotion hopes for the 2021/22 campaign.

Teams will be looking to strengthen and replace those injured with some big names still looking to secure themselves new clubs. Find out who are listed below starting with the Premier League, according to Nottingham Post


Christian Walton (aged 25, Brighton)
Willy Caballero (aged 39, Chelsea)
Wayne Hennessey (aged 34, Crystal Palace)
Stephen Henderson (aged 32, Crystal Palace)
Fabri (aged 33, Fulham)
Eldin Jakupovic (aged 36, Leicester)
Adrián (aged 34, Liverpool)
Sergio Romero (aged 34, Manchester Utd)
Lee Grant (aged 38, Manchester Utd)
Simon Moore (aged 30, Sheffield Utd)
Harry Lewis (aged 23, Southampton)
Andy Lonergan (aged 37, West Brom)
David Martin (aged 35, West Ham)
John Ruddy (aged 34, Wolves)


Sergio Romero hasn’t made a single appearance for Manchester United, falling out of favour behind Dean Henderson and David De Gea.

The 33-year-old has since been frozen out and is set to leave as a free agent when his contract expires at the end of the campaign.

Boca Juniors and River Plate are also options for Romero should he look to return home, but he is keen to remain in England to continue proving his quality.

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Matthew Lowton (aged 31, Burnley)
Phil Bardsley (aged 35, Burnley)
Nathaniel Clyne (aged 29, Crystal Palace)
Joel Ward (aged 31, Crystal Palace)
Martin Kelly (aged 30, Crystal Palace)
Gaetano Berardi (aged 32, Leeds)
Lee Peltier (aged 34, West Brom)

Neil Taylor (aged 32, Aston Villa)
Erik Pieters (aged 32, Burnley)
Patrick van Aanholt (aged 30, Crystal Palace)
Tyrick Mitchell (aged 21, Crystal Palace)
Ezgjan Alioski (aged 29, Leeds)
Christian Fuchs (aged 34, Leicester)
Ryan Bertrand (aged 31, Southampton)
Sam McQueen (aged 26, Southampton)
Danny Rose (aged 30, Tottenham)
Kieran Gibbs (aged 31, West Brom)
Conor Townsend (aged 28, West Brom)

David Luiz (aged 33, Arsenal)
Kevin Long (aged 30, Burnley)
Jimmy Dunne (aged 23, Burnley)
Richard Nartey (aged 22, Burnley)
Thiago Silva (aged 36, Chelsea)
Mamadou Sakho (aged 31, Crystal Palace)
Gary Cahill (aged 35, Crystal Palace)
Scott Dann (aged 34, Crystal Palace)
Tim Ream (aged 33, Fulham)
Wes Morgan (aged 37, Leicester)
Nathaniel Phillips (aged 24, Liverpool)
Eric García (aged 20, Manchester City)
Federico Fernández (aged 32, Newcastle Utd)
Kean Bryan (aged 24, Sheffield Utd)
Phil Jagielka (aged 38, Sheffield Utd)
Kyle Bartley (aged 29, West Brom)
Branislav Ivanovic (aged 37, West Brom)
Fabián Balbuena (aged 29, West Ham)
Romain Saïss (aged 30, Wolves)

Mamadou Sakho

Mamadou Sakho has been linked with a summer exit from Crystal Palace, and it is fair to say that signing of the Frenchman has not gone as envisaged for the Eagles.

Brought in from Liverpool for a reported fee of £26m in 2017 after initially impressing on loan, the 2013 Ligue 1 champion looked a great buy. However, the club haven’t received value for money, with the defender now interesting others.

In the four years since his permanent arrival at Selhurst Park, Sakho has made just 67 appearances as a full-time Eagles player due to a series of fitness issues. For context, Sakho has missed the same number of games through various injuries, indicating how often he has been ruled out.

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Kevin McDonald (aged 32, Fulham)
Ouasim Bouy (aged 27, Leeds)
Fernandinho (aged 35, Manchester City)
Jack Rodwell (aged 30, Sheffield Utd)

James McCarthy (aged 30, Crystal Palace)
James McArthur (aged 33, Crystal Palace)
Georginio Wijnaldum (aged 30, Liverpool)
John Lundstram (aged 27, Sheffield Utd)
Vitinha (aged 21, Wolves)

Juan Mata (aged 32, Manchester Utd)
Henri Saivet (aged 30, Newcastle Utd)

Robbie Brady (aged 29, Burnley)
Jeffrey Schlupp (aged 28, Crystal Palace)
Kyle Edwards (aged 23, West Brom)
José Izquierdo (aged 28, Brighton)
Christian Atsu (aged 29, Newcastle Utd)
Kamil Grosicki (aged 32, West Brom)

Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson (aged 30, Burnley)
Andros Townsend (aged 29, Crystal Palace)
Jacob Murphy (aged 26, Newcastle Utd)

Connor Wickham

Wickham, 28, has played just 50 times in nearly six years at Crystal Palace, scoring only 11 goals in the process.

Since joining the Eagles, he’s had 11 separate fitness issues, keeping the striker out for a combined 143 games and 1,004 days.

Wickham’s market value dramatically decrease. From being sold for £9m, he is now worth just £900k at Selhurst Park by Transfermarkt.


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Joshua King (aged 29, Everton)
Danny Welbeck (aged 30, Brighton)
Olivier Giroud (aged 34, Chelsea)
Christian Benteke (aged 30, Crystal Palace)
Connor Wickham (aged 27, Crystal Palace)
Sergio Agüero (aged 32, Manchester City)
Edinson Cavani (aged 34, Manchester Utd)
Dwight Gayle (aged 31, Newcastle Utd)
Andy Carroll (aged 32, Newcastle Utd)
Hal Robson-Kanu (aged 31, West Brom)

We continue our look at 240 Premier League and Championship free agents this summer, here’s how it stands for every second tier club according to Bristol Post


Alex Mowatt, 26, midfielder

Birmingham City
Caolan Boyd-Munce, 21, midfielder
Dan Crowley, 23, midfielder (club have one-year option)
Josh Dacres-Cogley, 25, defender
Alen Halilovic, 24, midfielder
Charlie Lakin, 21, midfielder (club have one-year option)
Steve Seddon, 23, left back/left midfield
Jon Toral, 26, forward

Blackburn Rovers
Amari’i Bell, 26, left-back
Elliott Bennett, 32, right-back/winger
Harry Chapman, 23, winger/midfielder (club have one-year option)
Stewart Downing, 36, midfielder
Corry Evans, 30, midfielder
Lewis Holtby, 30, midfielder
Bradley Johnson, 34, midfielder
Charlie Mulgrew, 35, central defender
Ryan Nyambe, 24, right-back (club have one-year option)
Joe Rankin-Costello, 21, utility (club have one-year option)
Joe Rothwell, 26, midfielder (club have one-year option)

Adam Smith, 29, right-back
Junior Stanislas 31, forward
Jack Wilshere, 29, midfielder

Henrik Dalsgard, 31, right-back
Luke Daniels, 33, goalkeeper
Emiliano Marcondes, 25, midfielder

Henrik Dalsgaard

Henrik Dalsgaard is a Danish professional footballer who plays for Brentford as a right back. He began his professional career in his homeland with AaB, before moving to Belgium to join Zulte Waregem in 2015. He is a current Denmark international.

The 31 year old has made 35 appearances for Brentford for the 2020/21 season, scoring twice to play a part in taking the Bees up to 4th in the Championship table. His contract is up this summer, will he remain with the club, especially should they go up to the big time?

Senior career
2008–2016 – AaB – 166 games (9 goals)
2016–2017 – Zulte Waregem – 35 games (9 goals)
2017– Brentford – 145 games (6 goals)

National team
2011 – Denmark U20
2009–2011 – Denmark U21 – 11 games (0 goals)
2013 – Denmark League XI
2016– Denmark – 26 games (1 goal)

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Bristol City
Hakeeb Adelakun, 24, winger (club have one-year-option)
Nathan Baker, 30, centre-back
Famara Diedhiou, 28, striker
Rene Gilmartin, 33, goalkeeper
Jack Hunt, 30, right-back
Henri Lansbury, 30, midfielder
Adrian Mariappa, 34, defender
Jamie Paterson, 29, midfielder
Tommy Rowe, 32, midfielder/left-back
Danny Simpson, 34, right-back
Liam Walsh, 23, midfielder
Marley Watkins, 30, forward
Andi Weimann, 29, forward (club have one-year option)

Cardiff City
Junior Hoilett, 30, winger
Ciaron Brown, 23, centre-back (club have one-year option)
Joe Day, 30, goalkeeper
Jonny Williams, 27, midfielder (club have one-year option)
Joe Bennett, 31, left-back

Coventry City
Amadou Bakayoko, 25, striker
Max Biamou, 30, striker
Diminic Hyam, 25, centre-back (club have one-year option)
Jodi Jones, 23, forward
Liam Kelly, 31, midfielder
Kyle McFadzean, 34, centre-back

Derby County
Scott Carson, 35, goalkeeper
Curtis Davies, 36, defender
Florian Jozefzoon, 30, winger
Scott Malone, 30, defender
Martyn Waghorn, 31, striker
Andre Wisdom, 27, defender

Huddersfield Town
Juninho Bacuna, 23, midfielder (club have one-year option)
Jaden Brown, 22, left-back (club have one-year option)
Fraizer Campbell, 33, centre forward (club have one-year option)
Romoney Crichlow, 21, centre-back
Demeaco Duhaney, 22, right-back
Tommy Elphick, 33, centre-back (club have one-year option)
Richard Keogh, 34, centre-back
Jayson Leutwiler, 32, goalkeeper
Isaac Mbenza, 25, winger (club have one-year option)
Oumar Niasse, 31, centre forward
Alex Pritchard, 27, midfielder (club have one-year option)
Yaya Sanogo, 28, centre forward
Christopher Schindler, 31, centre-back (club have one-year option)
Richard Stearman, 33, centre-back
Alex Vallejo, 29, midfielder (club have one-year option)

Luton Town
Luke Berry, 28, midfielder (club have one-year option)
Sonny Bradley, 29, centre-back
James Collins, 30, striker
Danny Hylton, 32, striker
Kazenga LuaLua, 30, forward
George Moncur, 25, midfielder
Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu, 27, midfielder (club have one-year option)
Matty Pearson, 27, defender
Dan Potts, 27, left-back
Ryan Tunnicliffe, 28, midfielder

Sonny Bradley

Hull born Sonny Bradley plays as a centre back for Luton Town, and has made 33 appearances for them in the 2020-21 season so far.

He has formerly played for Hull City, Harrogate Town, IK Frej, Aldershot Town, Portsmouth, Crawley Town and Plymouth Argyle.

He was part of the Hatters team that won promotion from League One in the 2018-19 campaign, and previous to that was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year for the 2016-17 season.

Youth career
–2010 Hull City

Senior career
2010–2013 – Hull City – 2 games (0 goals)
2010 → Harrogate Town (loan) – 6 games (0 goals)
2011 → IK Frej (loan) – 5 games (1 goal)
2012 → Aldershot Town (loan) – 14 games (0 goals)
2012–2013 → Aldershot Town (loan) – 42 games (1 goal)
2013–2014 – Portsmouth – 33 games (2 goals)
2014–2016 – Crawley Town – 72 games (2 goals)
2016–2018 – Plymouth Argyle – 84 games (11 v)
2018– Luton Town – 114 games (3 goals)

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Jordan Archer, 28, goalkeeper
Britt Assombalonga, 28, striker
Ashley Fletcher, 25, striker
Marvin Johnson, 30, winger
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, 29, winger

Shane Ferguson, 29, defender
Frank Fielding, 31, goalkeeper
Alex Pearce, 32, centre-back
Matt Smith, 31, striker
Shaun Williams, 34, defender/midfielder

Norwich City
Michael McGovern, 36, goalkeeper
Orjan Nyland, 30, goalkeeper
Alexander Tettey, 35, midfielder
Mario Vrancic, 31, midfielder

Nottingham Forest
Sammy Ameobi, 28, winger
Michael Dawson, 37, centre-back
Abdoulaye Diallo, 29, goalkeeper (club have one-year option)
Michael Hefele, 30, centre-back
Glenn Murray, 37, striker
Yuri Ribeiro, 24, left-back
Samba Sow, 31, central midfielder

Preston North End
Paul Gallagher, 36, midfielder
Billy Bodin, 29, winger
Louis Moult, 28, striker
Josh Ginnelly, 24, winger
David Nugent, 35, striker

Tom Carroll, 28, midfielder (club have one-year option)
Geoff Cameron, 35, defender
Joe Lumley, 26, goalkeeper
Charlie Owens, 23, midfielder (club have one-year option)
Lee Wallace, 33, left-back

Joe Lumley

26 year old Joe Lumley is a goalkeeper who has in the last few years been out on loan at various clubs, so this summer could be a great time to find one where someone of his age will want to be playing game in and game out.

Most of his loan spells have been at League One clubs, so a step down is the most likely in order so he can reignite his career as he has fallen behind Seny Dieng in the pecking order.

Senior career
2013– Queens Park Rangers – 75 games (1 assist)
2014 → Bishop’s Stortford (loan) – 4 games
2014 → Accrington Stanley (loan) – 5 games
2014 → Morecambe (loan)
2015 → Stevenage (loan)
2017 → Bristol Rovers (loan) – 19 games
2018 → Blackpool (loan) – 17 games
2020 → Gillingham (loan) – 2 games
2020 → Doncaster Rovers (loan) – 8 games

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We continue our look at 240 Premier League and Championship free agents this summer…

Sone Aluko, 32, forward
Sam Baldock, 32, striker
Tom McIntrye, 22, centre-back
Michael Morrison, 33, centre-back
Luke Southwood, 23, goalkeeper

Billy Jones, 33, right-back
Shaun MacDonald, 32, midfielder
Matt Olosunde, 23, right-back
Clark Robertson, 27, centre-back
Richard Wood, 35, centre-back
Josh Vickers, 25, goalkeeper

Sheffield Wednesday
Ciaran Brennan, 20, defender (club have one-year option)
Kadeem Harris, 27, winger
Alex Hunt, 20, midfielder (club have one-year option)
Elias Kachunga, 29, forward
Tom Lees, 30, centre-back
Moses Odubajo, 27, full-back
Joey Pelupessy, 27, midfielder
Matt Penney, 23, defender
Adam Reach, 28, midfielder
Jordan Rhodes, 31, striker
Osaze Urhoghide, 20, centre-back
Joost van Aken, 26, centre-back
Liam Waldock, 20, midfielder (club have one-year option)
Keiren Westwood, 36, goalkeeper

Stoke City
Jordan Cousins, 27, midfielder

Swansea City
Declan John, 25, left-back
Barrie McKay, 26, winger
Andre Ayew, 31, Striker/winger
Kieron Freeman, 29, right-back
Kyle Naughton, 32, right-back (club have one-year option)
Wayne Routledge, 36, winger

Rob Eliott, 34 goalkeeper
Kiko Femenia, 30, defender/midfielder
Christian Kabasele, 30, centre-back
Achraf Lazaar, 29, left-back
Carlos Sanchez, 35, midfielder

Wycombe Wanderers
Adebayo Akinfenwa, 38, striker
Ryan Allsop, 28, goalkeeper
Curtis Anderson, 20, goalkeeper
Darius Charles, 33, centre-back
James Clark, 19, right-back
Alex Pattison, 23, midfielder
Giles Phillips, 20, centre-back
Curtis Thompson, 27, midfielder
David Stockdale, 35, goalkeeper
Cameron Yates, 22, goalkeeper

Now you’ve seen 240 Premier League and Championship free agents this summer, who would you like to see at your club? Let us know via our socials!

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