With the recent 25-man squad lists having been registered by Premier League clubs for the period between now and the January transfer window, there are some interesting developments to have occurred.
Indeed, there are also a number of players who are full internationals that have been left out, which seems mad, although that might just be a testament to how strong the Premier League is these days. Bettors can avoid being left made mad when they use betting-online.org to find the best sportsbooks available.
Here are an international XI of players deemed surplus to requirements at their current clubs and face a long couple of months of no match time in England’s top division…
Goalkeeper: Sergio Romero (Manchester United)
It seems mad that no side came in for the experienced Argentina international. Having been argued to be the best back-up ‘keeper in the league, he now finds himself frozen out completely.
Whether he will still get games for his country remains to be seen, but Sergio Romero should be playing at a top club as a number one.
Danny Rose (Tottenham)
Danny Rose’s fall from grace might have been slowly building, however he is another player who should have been able to find himself a club and be registered for top-flight football; whether it be in the Premier League or abroad.
Phil Jones (Manchester United)
Phil Jones has not made an appearance for Manchester United since January, so it might not be a surprise that he is no longer required at Old Trafford. However, as he is still only 28-years-old, many may have believed he could get first-team football elsewhere.
United want £20m for a player they no longer want, which is why he probably finds himself in the predicament he is currently in.
Sokratis’ fate has been sealed for a while. He failed to come off the bench for Mikel Arteta’s side after Project Restart and with the arrival of Gabriel, he will have only fallen further down the pecking order.
Achraf Lazaar (Newcastle United)
Many will have forgotten who Achraf Lazaar is, and Newcastle United may have actually forgotten he is with them. The Morroco international has featured for his country more than the Magpies since making the trip to the north-east, which says a lot.
Jean Michael Seri (Fulham)
Jean Michael Seri was thought to have been a huge signing for Fulham when he first joined them, however things have certainly gone down the pan for him in west London.
Heavily linked with some of world football’s biggest teams prior to his Craven Cottage adventure, he would end up playing out on loan for Galatasaray last season in the UEFA Champions League. Now, he will be twiddling his thumbs and waiting for January to hurry around.
Danny Drinkwater (Chelsea)
Things have never worked out for Danny Drinkwater since making the switch from Leicester City to Chelsea. In fact, he would have been better off remaining at the King Power Stadium than making the move to west London.
There was some interest in him, allegedly, but it will be much of the same story for him over the next few months.
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
Arguably one of the biggest and most surprising omissions to have happened, Arsenal left out Mesut Ozil from their squad.
Whilst many will find it inexplicable, as did Ozil, it is a real shame a man of his talent has seen his playing career take this horrid turn.
Kamil Grosicki (West Brom)
A Poland international that managed to recently bag a hat-trick earlier in the month, Kamil Grosicki has been deemed surplus to requirements at The Hawthorns.
Seems strange, that.
Christian Atsu (Newcastle United)
Newcastle have an abundance of talent out wide, as new signing Ryan Fraser may have found out already as he is having to play second fiddle to Allan Saint-Maximin.
Christian Atsu has been a bit-part player for the Toon over the years, however his squad role at St. James’ Park certainly looks to be over.
Yannick Bolasie (Everton)
Yannick Bolasie is still an Everton player, although not for much longer. He might be training well with the Toffees, however he certainly does not appear to be a part of Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.
He looked as though he would be a part of Neil Warnock’s plans at Middlesbrough, but things simply did not work out, thus Bolasie now appears to be having to continue to settle with just training at Finch Farm and supporting the team by social media.