Free Agents: 3 strikers who can still make an impact next season
- Do these strikers still have it in them to perform at the top level?
In an inflated football transfer market where the price for players is reaching the sky, signing a quality player for free is definitely a boon for any club. Additionally, it is helpful for the players as well because they are able to negotiate higher pay for themselves. This has led to many players intentionally running down their contracts and then relying on their agent to get a lucrative deal for them.
However, it is not just about the players as the club can benefit immensely, if the move is strategized properly. Many free agents have gone on to make a huge impact on their excellent performances and helped their new club achieve success, Juventus being the prime example.
A lot of high profile transfers are expected to happen this season, however, there are some talented and well-known players who will be available for free in this transfer window. Here we look at the 3 forwards that are free agents this summer and can prove to be quality additions to a team.
#1 Danny Welbeck
After playing for two of the biggest teams in England, Danny Welbeck will be available on a free transfer this summer. The striker moved from Manchester United to Arsenal in 2014 for a fee of £16 million. However, the English player was always a fringe player at both the clubs and despite some impressive performances, he was never able to establish a place in the starting line-up.
The ex-Manchester United forward started off his Arsenal career impressively. His pace, flair and explosive style of football aligned well with the Gunners. He even managed to score an impressive hat-trick against Galatasaray in the Champions League during his initial months at the Emirates. Unfortunately, his inconsistency and more importantly, his recurring injuries have let him down time and again. This is why after scoring just 32 goals during his 5 years with Arsenal, the English striker was released by the North Londoners towards the end of this season.
Nevertheless, the 28-year-old still can look at the bright side as he still has some of his prime years ahead of him and there are a lot of clubs interested in signing him this summer.