Top five free agents still looking for clubs

Leicester City
Danny Simpson is still a free agent.

The transfer window may have closed some time ago but there is still a large number of players who are currently without clubs and could sign immediately.

It is unlikely that Premier League clubs will explore this avenue, but certainly for clubs outside of the top flight it is still a viable option if they need extra bodies.

Some of the names have been there and done it, but for whatever reason have found themselves out of work and without a club. They will be hungry to play and keen to prove a point, making them attractive propositions.

Wilfried Bony – the Ivory Coast international shot to prominence with Swansea City after scoring 19 goals in 38 games, form which lead to Manchester City breaking the bank to get him on board.

Unfortunately, the move did not work out and so began a slippery slope for the striker, who is now a free agent and has been training with Newport to stay fit.

Had been linked with Brighton although a move failed to materialise. Could certainly do a job you would have thought for a Championship club needing an extra body in attack.

Joe Ledley – the former Wales international has surprisingly been without a club since being released by Derby County back in January. The midfielder has a wealth of experience, playing over 500 games and has graced the Premier League with Crystal Palace.

Can play as a box-to-box or defensive midfielder and so could be a good squad player for a Championship club.

Danny Simpson – the right-back is still on the look-out for a new club since he was released by Leicester City when his contract expired on July 1.

At the age of 32, he still has a few years ahead of him and could probably still do a job for a Premier League club, even if Brendan Rodgers no longer needed him. Certainly Championship material.

Ben Marshall – the right midfielder released by Norwich City in the summer after they won promotion back to the Premier League.

He has over 200 appearances to his name in the second tier following spells with Wolves, Millwall and Blackburn.

Garry Hooper – first came on to the scene with Scunthorpe, going on to earn big moves to Celtic and Norwich City before ending up at Sheffield Wednesday, who opted not to renew his contract in the summer.

Now 31, has been linked with Bolton Wanderers and you would think he has still got plenty of goals left in him at League One level.

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