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Free agent XI: Shay Given, Jan Kirchhoff and Rickie Lambert feature

Free Agent

Transfer Deadline Day has come and gone but a number of former Premier League players are still without a club.

Free agents can sign for teams outside the traditional January and summer windows, as Southampton demonstrated when they signed Martin Caceres in February.

With 1,883 Premier League appearances scattered across our free agent XI, there may be one or two bargains to be had.

Take a look here...

Free Agent XI


The 41-year-old is one of the Premier League's most consistent 'keepers, making 451 appearances in the top flight, but he is now on back-up duty, most recently at Stoke.

He has kept 116 clean sheets so far and is hoping for one final opportunity.

DEFENDER: Jan Kirchhoff

Formerly of Sunderland and Bayern Munich, Kirchhoff has 22 Premier League and 80 Bundesliga appearances to his name. Injuries have been his main problem.

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DEFENDER: Marcin Wasilewski

Released by Leicester City over the summer, the Poland international could be an experienced addition for a Sky Bet Championship club.

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 16:  Marcin Wasilewski of Leicester City celebrates avoiding relegation after the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderlan
Image: Wasilewski has left Leicester City and is a free agent

DEFENDER: Sebastien Bassong

Bassong was let go by Norwich City after playing just nine of their Championship games last season. He has been training with Birmingham City and reportedly impressed Harry Redknapp in a trial game on Tuesday.

DEFENDER: Kolo Toure

The former Manchester City and Liverpool defender left Celtic in the summer and accepted a coaching job with the Ivory Coast Olympic team. However, he reportedly wants to combine playing and coaching duties and is on the lookout for a new team.

DEFENDER: Joleon Lescott

Another former Sunderland defender, Lescott left the Black Cats in the summer having joined their doomed relegation fight in January.

MIDFIELD: Joe Ledley

The Wales international, an important part of Chris Coleman's Euro 2016 squad, is a free agent after leaving Crystal Palace. He will need a new club to bolster his chances of making Wales' World Cup team next summer, should they qualify.

Wales' Joe Ledley during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying, Group D match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
Image: Joe Ledley is a Wales international

MIDFIELD: Mathieu Flamini

Like Ledley, former Arsenal midfielder Flamini was released by Crystal Palace. He has 178 Premier League appearances to his name and has been linked with MLS and Serie A.

MIDFIELD: Youssouf Mulumbu

The former West Brom midfielder left Norwich after his contract expired. He was linked to Fulham but a move never materialised.

FORWARD: Giuseppe Rossi

Rossi was let go by Celta Vigo but he had a good record in Spain, scoring 64 goals in 170 appearances. A series of knee injuries have hampered his career but he's still just 30-years-old.

FORWARD: Rickie Lambert

He left Cardiff City by mutual consent in July and is still without a club. A star at Southampton, it never really worked out at Liverpool or West Brom.

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